Albert Lee Brooks
Funeral services for Albert Lee Brooks, 90, Lawrence will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. He passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Lee was born February 17, 1925 in Winfield, KS the son of Paul and Data (Miles) Brooks. He was their second child with 6 brothers and sisters: Dale, Nadine, Margaret, Ray, David, and Shirley.
Lee served his country in the United States Air Force from 1943 to 1967 retiring at the rank of Major. After retirement, Lee attended KU where he completed his Bachelor’s and then his M.A. in Education from the University of Kansas in 1974. Subsequently, he taught at Oskaloosa High School followed by many years at KU Athletics.
He married Rita LaFay Conrad on November 6, 1949 in Lawrence, KS. LaFay survives and is living in Ashburn, VA.
Other survivors include two sons, Steven Brooks, Elberton, GA, Thomas Brooks, Ashburn, VA; and eight grandchildren, Ryan Brooks, Adam Brooks, David Swayze, Amy Zimmerman, Timothy Brooks, Toby Brooks, Theodore Brooks, and Tracy Brooks. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Connie Brooks on March 9, 2003.
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at 2:00 p.m. at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.