Richard "Dick" Lee Brookes



Sumter, SC… Richard “Dick" Lee Brookes, age 81, beloved husband of Jean Brookes, died on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Sumter Health and Rehab.

Dick was born March 6, 1937 in Morgantown, WV. He was the son of the late James Allen Brookes and Hillis Clark Brookes. Dick served during the Vietnam War era as a member of the United States Army. He later served as a radio announcer for the Sumter P15 baseball program, Wilson Hall football and several other high schools in the Sumter area. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate and South Carolina Gamecock fan. He will be remembered as a very loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, Jean, Dick is survived by two sons, Richard Lee Brookes Jr of Carlisle, PA and James A. Brookes II and his wife Michele of Waynesboro, PA; one daughter, Samantha Brookes of Carlisle, PA; six grandchildren, Johnathan Brookes, Nora Brookes, Samuel Keller, Ethan Brookes, Katlyn Stitley and Samantha Dougherty; three step-children, Rodney Spertzel and his wife Penny, of New Cumberland, PA, Julie Manning of Marysville, PA and Susan Warter and her husband Michael of Leesburg, VA and seven step grandchildren, Courtney Spertzel, Samantha Spertzel, Sarah Manning, Hunter Manning, Cameron Warter, Meredith Warter and Jillian Warter.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Staggs officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 am at Bullock Funeral Home.

Interment will take place on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA.

Memorials may be made to Swan Lake Presbyterian Church, 912 Haynsworth St., Sumter, SC 29150.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.