Brooks W. McKenzie
Brooks W. McKenzie, 61, of Red Rock, Texas passed away on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007. He was a seventh-generation native Texan, having been born in Seymour, Texas.
At an early age he moved to Corpus Christi and graduated from W.B. Ray High School.
Mr. McKenzie attended the following colleges: Del Mar College, North Texas State University, Texas A&I University,
Lamar University, Prairie View A&M, and South Texas State University earning teaching degrees in art, speech, distributive education and marketing. He received a Master”s Degree in Counseling. Mr. McKenzie taught art, speech and marketing at Port Neches Groves High School until moving to Lockhart ISD in 1985 where he was a high school counselor. He retired from teaching and counseling in 2002 after 31 years of dedicated service.
He was preceded in death by his father, Conway McKenzie and his mother, Gladys Hazel Scott McKenzie.
He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Barbara; his sister, Lynn McKenzie Holton; brother, Dewain and his wife Kay McKenzie; and five nieces and nephews.
Mr. McKenzie served in the US Army Reserve and received a Honorable Discharge as a Specialist 5th Class.
Brooks was a man of many talents. He was an avid outdoorsman with a great love of his family, property in Red Rock, animals and many dear friends. Brooks was also passionate about restoring his 1976 Vet, numerous Cushman scooters and Bar-B-Q. He will be missed by those who had the honor and privilege of getting to know him and share these things w