The Celebration of Life for Mr. Timothy Lawrence “Hippie Tom” Brooks will be Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Rites of Christian burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the church.

Timothy was born in Orange, on Aug. 19, 1955 to Anna Ray Brooks and the late Len Brooks. Before moving to Orange, during his young years he lived with his family in Louisiana, New Jersey and Kentucky. In Orange he attended Franklin Elementary and Carr Middle School. He graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in 1975. After graduation he attended Truck Driving School.

He was also a self-taught musician, mechanic and roofer. His favorite song growing up and the first one he learned to play on the guitar was “Sarah Smile”. “Hippie Tom” was also a fan of hard rock. He was employed at Akrotex in Orange as a forklift operator until he became disabled. In his leisure he enjoyed listening and playing music on his guitar.

He married Veronica Renee Robinson in October of 1981 a union which lasted 25 years. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father, granddaughter and great nephew.

Timothy was called from his earthly life Oct. 6.

Forever cherishing his memory are three daughters, Chiquita Turner (Marvus), Marquita Garrett (Adrain) and Lacresha Brooks, all of  Orange; one son, Timothy Feathers (Renee) of Cypress; loving mother, Anna Ray Brooks of Orange; four sisters, Antoinette Sterling (Lionel) of  Pearland, Linda Brooks – Matthews of Orange, Len Brooks – Williams (Kevin) of Pearland and Kecia Brooks of Atlanta, GA; 10 grandchildren, Andre Fezia, Cha’kera Robinson, A’lexus Robinson, Marqurious Garrett, Adrianna Garrett, Adrainae Garrett, Brayden Brown, Aubree Jordan, Madison Feathers and Timothy Feathers, Jr. aunt Florence Thorns of Houston; uncles, Willie Dorsey (Rita) of Garden City, MI,  JO “Pepper” Jackson of Baton Rouge, LA. and Nathaniel Jackson of Dallas and a host of nieces ,nephews, other family and friends.