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George Jackson "Jack" Brooks, Jr.

October 16, 1941 — October 5, 2023

Siler City

George Jackson “Jack” Brooks Jr., born October 16,1941, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2023. He was the son of Margaret and Jack Brooks Sr. Jack earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1965 and was President of his Senior Class.

 

He began his pharmacy career at Siler City Drug. Later, he and Don Ferguson opened Family Pharmacy, where he served the community for nearly 30 years. In 2005, after retiring from Family Pharmacy, Jack was the first Executive Director of the Chatham Cares Community Pharmacy. This pharmacy is a non-profit community-based organization committed to providing access to pharmacy services to the low income, uninsured and underinsured residents of Chatham County.

 

Jack was a member of Siler City Presbyterian Church, where he last served as Treasurer for many years until 2018. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club as well as being an honorary Rotarian. He was a member of the board of PNC Bank.

He was awarded by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce a Community Service Award in September 2009 for exemplifying outstanding commitment to the well-being of the community.

He was awarded by the NC Association of Free Clinics, The Spirit of Free Clinics Award in April 2014.

 

Jack was an avid follower of North Carolina Tar Heels athletics especially Tar Heel basketball and football. He really enjoyed tailgating at UNC football games in the fall. He followed and supported Appalachian State University as well, where his son and granddaughters attended school. He loved baseball season and following the Boston Red Sox. Jack always enjoyed spending time at the beach when he had time off.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Holly Brooks; brother, Dr. Greg Brooks and nephew, Andrew Brooks.

 

Jack is survived by his son, Steve Brooks and wife Donna of Pfafftown, NC; granddaughters, Emily Brooks of Knoxville, TN and Lauren Brooks of Boone, NC; sister-in-law Martha Brooks of Chapel Hill, NC and niece Whitney Brooks of Durham, NC

 

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to his longtime devoted caregivers: Pam White, Terri Ettson, Renata White and Lolita Milliken. They provided loving care to Jack for over 5 years and have become a part of their extended family.

 

They would also like to thank the staff at State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Health Care in Pittsboro.  

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Chatham CARES Community Pharmacy 127 East Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC 27344 or to Siler City Presbyterian Church 720 W 3rd St, Siler City, NC 27344.

 

A visitation will be held on Saturday October 14th, 2023, at Siler City Presbyterian Church, from 1:00 - 2:00pm. A celebration of life service will follow at 2:00pm with Pastor Richard LaDew officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church cemetery located at 31 Melvin Clark Rd., Siler City, NC 27344.   

 

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to the Chatham CARES Community Pharmacy, 127 East Raleigh St., Siler City, NC 27344 or to Siler City Presbyterian Church, 720 W. 3rd St., Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Brooks family.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com

 

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