In Memory of James Brooks

James Brooks
James Brooks
Born: December 11, 1961
Died: November 4, 2014
Age: 52
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James Brooks
December 11, 1961 - November 4, 2014
From: Nevada, IA

James Brooks, age 52, of Nevada, Iowa, died at his home in Nevada on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

A Celebration of James’ Life will be held at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 2-4 p.m. 

Born December 11, 1961, in Ames, Iowa, James Earl Brooks was the son of Richard Paul and Opaline (Bradley) Brooks, Sr.  Jim grew up in Nevada where he attended school and graduated in 1981.

On May 29, 1989, he was united in marriage to Traci Bird in Ames.  The couple was blessed with one daughter, Elizabeth. 

Jim was employed at Print Graphics in Nevada for many years.  He was a movie buff and also enjoyed stock car racing, computers, and golfing.

Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth of Ames; a brother, Richard (Monica) Brooks, Jr. of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Thelma Powers of Nevada; and other extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother in infancy, Timothy.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Jim and his family.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 1:31 PM
“I worked with Jim many years at graphic forms and print graphics he was a great supervisor a leader and a true craftsman. We ran presses together and shared many hard days work.Jim was a wonderful hard working honest man I will remember him with respect the rest of my days. My heart goes out to his family and friends. LEE BEACH”
- Lee Beach
Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM
“So sorry to hear of your Loss. He was always such a nice guy. I just saw him a few weeks ago! Sending prayers to you and your family. rip Jim see you again sometime. Tracy Atkins Borton ”
- Tracy Atkins Borton CLASS OF 1981
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:09 PM
“My sympathy to Traci and Liz on your loss of Jim. I had worked with Jim at Printgraphics. May you have many memories to cherish. Sympathy to all the family.
Shirley Klonglan”
- Shirley Klonglan
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:09 PM
“Our prayers go out to the family. Jim was a very good friend and will be missed dearly.”
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Celebration of Life Service
Saturday, November 8, 2014
2-4 p.m.
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, IA