Joshua Ryan Brooks lost his 13 month battle with brain cancer at the age of 34 on Sunday, May 3, 2015. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, 401 N Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC. The family will receive friends following the service.
Josh was born August 5, 1980 in Burlington, NC. He was a graduate of Williams High School and also a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. He was an information technology specialist with McKesson in Durham and most recently was a data base administrator with a company in Cary, NC. When not working, Josh loved writing, Pearl Jam, The Flash, and the Tar Heels.
He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and son-in-law. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Josh is survived by his wife of 8 years, Emily Nicole King; children, Alexander Michael Brooks age 4 and Catherine Lily Brooks age 1 of the home; parents, Thomas M. Brooks of Whitsett, NC and Joyce Abrams Thompson of Burlington, NC; brother, LCDR Bradley Alan Brooks and wife, MaryAnn stationed in Sicily; grandfather, R. B. Brooks of Wilkesboro, NC; many uncles, aunts, and nieces; and a nephew.
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In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710 or Transition LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, Fuquay-Varina. Condolences may be left at thomasfuneral.com