The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

May 7, 2013

Wayne Winifred Brooks Jr.

Palestine Herald-Press

— Wayne “Boogie” Brooks passed from this world to spend his eternal life in heaven on May 2, 2013 at his home in Willis, Texas.   Wayne was an accomplished musician who began playing the piano by ear at a young age and was taught by his piano playing grandfather, Dallas Shroyer. He has performed in all 50 states in the U.S. and many foreign countries playing everything from country, jazz, ragtime, pop and eventually found his favorite in gospel music. He was a regular on the Southern Empress Cruise Ship in Lake Conroe for several years and has been the piano player for Lone Star Cowboy Church in Montgomery County for the last nine years.

Services will be Tuesday, May 7 at 11 a.m. at the Lone Star Cowboy Church in Montgomery County with the Rev. Randy Weaver officiating.  

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Graveside and burial will be at 4 p.m. at Davis Cemetery in  Grapeland with Dr. Bill Gernenz officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne W. Brooks Sr. and Dorothy E. Brooks; grandparents, Dallas and Mary Shroyer, and J.W. and Ora Brooks.  

He is survived by his son, Bob Huntley and wife Linda of Georgetown; daughter, Desiree Dunning and husband Mike of Plugerville; three grandchildren, Jared Huntley, Mallory Huntley and Colin Huntley; sister, Barbara Andrews and husband Danny of Elkhart; along with several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lone Star Cowboy Church or the American Cancer Society.

Condolences to the family may be left on the website of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis at