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OBIT: Phillip Day Brooks

Carthage City Councilman and Retired Smith County School System Educator Phillip Day Brooks, Age 68 of Carthage, TN, passed away at 9:32pm on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Lebanon Health and Rehab.

Phillip was born November 23, 1949 in Carthage, TN, son of the late Eld. R.D. Brooks, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Farley Brooks.

He graduated Smith County High School in 1967 and attended Tennessee Technological University where he earned three degrees: Bachelor’s in Education, Master’s in Education, and Ed.S. Following college, Phillip taught in the Smith County School System for over 40 years, beginning his career in the classroom and transferring to the homebound students before retirement. He served on the Carthage City Council for over 30 years and was a current sitting member of the council.

The loves in his life were the Carthage City Council and Politics. Phillip was an avid reader, loved his corvettes, and was an avid fan of The Beatles – even travelling to London during their early years for a concert. Phillip was always helping the poor. He was a longtime member of the North Carthage Baptist Church, a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, and was a part owner in People’s Stockyard in Cookeville, TN.

Mr. Brooks is survived by Brothers; Richard Brooks and wife Kathy of Carthage, TN, and Eld. Stephen Brooks and his wife Regina of Carthage, TN. Nieces; Angela Brooks (Lance) Hackett, Mary Katherine Brooks (Alex) Fleming, and Anne Marie Brooks. Great-nieces and Nephews; Audrey Hackett, Carson Hackett, Cheyenne Fleming, R.J. Fleming, Shiloh Fleming, and Violet Fleming.

Funeral Services for Mr. Brooks are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 11AM with Eld. Charles Allen Gentry and Eld. Anthony Dixon officiating and Carthage City Mayor Donnie Dennis providing the Eulogy. Interment will follow in the Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Visitation with the Brooks Family will be at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wedneday from 4PM until 7PM and on Thursday after 10AM until service time at 11AM.

The Family requests donations be made to North Carthage Baptist Church or to the American Diabetes Association.

Pallbearers: Bill Cothron, Phil Kemp, Jessie Watts, Kenny England, Tom White, and Lance Hackett.

Honorary Pallbearers: Carthage City Council.