General Edward Brooks, 84, of Glen Fork, WV departed this life on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on April 21, 1936 in Glen Fork, WV a son of the late James Madison and Hettie Cozort Brooks. General was a member for over 50 years of the Bellemeade Missionary Baptist Church at Sabine, where he loved to play his Dobro. He was a wonderful son, husband, father and brother. 

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers Jennings, Frank and Ronald three sisters May Hall, Faye Hash, and Henrietta Bailey and a son-in-law Clayton Shores. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 59 years Merlynn Sinecoff Brooks two sons Edward Brooks of the home, and Billy (Rhonda) Mullins of Glen Fork two daughters Dina Shores, and Darlene Belcher all of Skin Fork two sisters Rose (Harmon) Cozort of Monroe County, and Loretta (Hollie) Bailey of Sabine four grandchildren several great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. 

Funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Nathan Vance officiating. He will be laid to rest in Glen Fork Community Cemetery, Glen Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 1pm until time of service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the funeral home. 

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.