Obituary for Robert David Brooks

Robert David Brooks, known to his family and friends as Bob, was born on September 13, 1955, and passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 29, 2024. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother.

Bob is survived by his wife of 44 years and high school sweetheart, Marlaine Brooks; his two sons, Robert (and his wife Lindsey) and David (and his fiancé Liz); and his cherished granddaughters, Brynnleigh and Hadley. He is also survived by his mother, Margaret Healey, and his six siblings: Joseph, Michelle, Maureen, Michael, Melanie, and Daniel.

Bob devoted over 40 years of his life to the United States Postal Service, serving in numerous towns in northern New Jersey and later in North Carolina. His dedication led him to the role of Postmaster and eventually Post Office Operations Manager (POOM). After retiring from the postal service, Bob found a second career as a real estate broker in Pinehurst, NC, and enjoyed driving cars for Clark Cadillac, fueled by his lifelong love of automobiles.

Born in Jersey City, and raised in Pequannock NJ, Bob spent over 27 years in Vernon, NJ, before relocating to Pinehurst, NC, in 2006. He was a beloved husband, a great father, and had settled into being a fantastic grandfather. His faith was a cornerstone of his life, and he was a devout member of the Catholic Church.

Bob was predeceased by his father, Robert.

Family will receive friends Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at Boles Funeral Home, Southern Pines from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Funeral service will follow at Boles Funeral Home, Southern Pines at 1:00 pm with Deacon Guy Berry officiating. Entombment at Pinelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to FirstHealth Hospice House or The American Diabetes Foundation, reflecting Bob’s generous spirit and dedication to helping others.

Bob will be deeply missed by all who knew him. His legacy of love, dedication, faith, and kindness will live on through his family and the countless lives he touched.

Online condolences may be left at:

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home, Southern Pines.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email