Otis R. Brooks


Otis R. Brooks, age 82, a longtime resident of Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at his home, after a long
illness of Mesothelioma.
He was the developer of Fort Hills Estates. He had a vision to
create a community where everyone knew their neighbor.
He was a plumber, a pipe fitter, a home builder, a sawmill owner, a pilot, a farmer, a horseman, a boat builder and restorer, and an avid fisherman.
He traveled all 50 states in addition to England, Ireland,
Australia, New Zealand and the Mediterranean.
He and his wife, Judy, retired in 1997, to Lake Cumberland, in
Monticello, Ky., and Lake Jackson, in Sebring, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents-Douglas A. and Clyde Brooks.
He is survived by two sisters-Patricia Fowler of Powhatan, Va., and Joyce K. (Don) MaHoney of Amelia Court House, Va.
He left behind his loving wife-Judy K. (Childers) Brooks, who was also his business partner, and their Irish Terrier Izzy.
He is survived by three sons-Anthony (Andy) and Carol (Wamsley)
Brooks of Perryville, Ky.; John and Toni (Crank) Brooks of
Portsmouth, Ohio; and Morgan P. and Fonda (Doss) Brooks of Columbus, Ohio.
He had six wonderful grandchildren-Nathan (Stefanie) Brooks, Trudy Brooks, Matt (Cassie) Brooks, Amy (Luke) Sizemore, Teresa (Tim) Clemens, Aaron (Jessica) Brooks; along with nine great-grandchildren-
Dylan Brooks, Kyle Laxton, Sydney Napier, Mason Brooks, Gracie
Laxton, Presley Brooks, William Clemens, Alex Clemens, and Nori
Brooks, along with many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many beloved friends in the Rameys Point community.
A celebration of life ceremony was conducted in his presence.
His ashes will be spread at a later date with the family and many, many friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the trees of tribute, U.S. Forest Service or to Shawnee Animal Clinic, located at Fort Hills Estates Village in Portsmouth, Ohio, in his memory.
Florida Cremation Society in charge of arrangements.
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Published on July 16, 2019
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