Kenneth Robert Brooks, 68, of Vinton Virginia, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2017, surrounded by those he loved so much. A lifelong resident of Vinton, he served his community as a volunteer firefighter and a Big Brother. He retired from Norfolk Southern after 40 years of service. He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Brooks, Jr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Deborah Shively Brooks; his children, Heather Brooks (Scott Lucas), April (David) Rodgers, and Brian (Connie) Brooks; his grandchildren, Lily, Harley, Joella, Drew, and Serenity; sister, Sandra (Gary) Correll and and numerous other family and friends.
A graveside service will be held in his honor on Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11:30 AM at Mountain View Cemetery. Lifelong friend of the family, Darrell English will be officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Lotz Funeral Home Vinton Chapel. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Blue Ridge Cancer Care, Carilion Clinic Cancer Center and Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.lotzfuneralhomevinton.com