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Walter Ely Brooks
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Obituary for Walter Ely Brooks

Walter Ely Brooks, 97, of Ladson, South Carolina died, Saturday, July 14, 2018 peacefully at home.

He was born on May 31, 1921 in Cottageville, South Carolina to Walter and Mary (Peirce) Brooks.

He graduated from the College of Charleston and entered the Medical College in 1941 graduating in three years as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps. Then finishing his military career with the National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel. He practiced Urology in Charleston for fifteen years before moving his practice to North West Arkansas, retiring eighteen years later.

His contributions and accomplishments were numerous including President of the College of Charleston Alumni Association and President of the Arkansas Urology Association, memberships to the Sertoma Club, The American Medical Association and the American Urological Association.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years Judith, children: Barry Brooks Bennett, Walter Ely Brooks Jr. (Jeannie), Thomas Brotherton Brooks ( Nancy), Michael David Brooks (Stacey), Robert Craig Brooks, Sam Peirce Brooks (Elizabeth), Jill Brooks Lumbard (Matthew) and grandchildren: Robbie, John, Amber, Stephen, Rylan, Logan, Cashion, Austin, Tatum, Ely, Megan, Cody, Legare, Abigail, Estella.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Elvin Brooks, his mother Mary Ruth Brooks and his brother William G. Brooks.

The family will receive friends on July 23rd, 2018 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464.

The Funeral Service will be July 24, 2018 at 1PM at Stella Maris Catholic Church, 1204 Middle Street, Sullivans Island, SC, 29482. A burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the College of Charleston Alumni Association and the Stella Maris Catholic Church.

Arrangements entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt.Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464, 843-884-3833


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Visitation

Monday

23

Jul

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant

1520 Rifle Range Road
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Service

Tuesday

24

Jul

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Stella Maris Catholic Church

1204 Middle St.
Sullivans Island, South Carolina 29482

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