Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 19, 2014

Kevin Earl Brooks

JENKINJONES — JENKINJONES — Kevin Earl Brooks, 25, of Jenkinjones, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born on December 28, 1988 in Bluefield, he was a son of Kevin and Beth Sandifer Brooks.

He had been a resident of Jenkinjones for 7 years and was employed by Directv. Kevin loved life and enjoyed horseback riding, NASCAR, fishing, and hanging out outdoors with friends and family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Kevin worked hard, played hard and enjoyed life as it come.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Harry Brooks and Earl and Edith Sandifer.

Survivors include parents, Kevin and Beth Sandifer Brooks of Jenkinjones, W.Va.; daughter, L’Rae Rain Brooks of Mooresville, N.C. sister, Chastity Akers of Princeton; special girlfriend, Courtney Sigmon of Sandlick; paternal grandmother, Donna J. Brooks of Conway, S.C. aunts, Tammy Bunn and husband, Sam of Manassas, Va.; Sheila Woolridge and husband, Randy of Pageton, W.Va., and Linda Sandifer of Tazewell, Va.; uncles, Scott Brooks and wife, Jill of Ft. Mill, S.C., Kenton Sandifer and wife, Kathy of Bluefield, Va., and Randy Woolridge and wife, Sheila of Pageton, W.Va.; and special friends, Steve Howington, Austin Baldwin and Chris Crouse.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. Tim Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell where Kenton Sandifer, Steven Howington, Scott Brooks, Robbie Cook, CJ Benfield and Cameron Benfield will serve as pallbearers. Richard Sigmon, Jeremy Fortune, Jeff Akers, Chris Crouse, and Scotty Chapman will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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