William Dixon (Will) Brooks, age 18, was taken by angels to his heavenly home December 24, 2019. Will’s precious life touched everyone he met and is a testament of love, joy, and light.
Will is survived by his loving parents Ricky L. and Amy (Clark) Brooks, twin sisters Hannah and Mary Emma, sister Crystal Brooks (Randal) Schwetz, nephews JT, Connor, and niece Ryland; and sister Renee Brooks (Matt) Morrison, nephew Noah Morrison and niece Mary Kate. He is also survived by maternal grandparents Dickie and Sylvia Clark, his cool Uncle Bo Clark and cousin Isabella Clark; aunts Kathy Brooks (Ed) Kernels, Glenda Brooks (Kurt) Couvillier, as well as a multitude of other family members. In addition, Will is survived by an infinite number of dear friends.
Will was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Carter and Mary Brooks and aunt Dianne Brooks Peacock.
Will was born in Mobile, Alabama and grew up and lived in Perdido, Alabama. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bay Minette and enjoyed participating in youth activities at First Methodist Church in Bay Minette.
Will attended Perdido Elementary School and was a 2019 graduate of Baldwin County High School where he excelled in academics, leadership, sports, and friendships. While in high school, Will was a member of The National Honor Society, Student Council, French Club, Key Club, participated in varsity football, dual enrollment, and represented the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce as an ambassador.
Will recently completed his first semester at Troy University where he was studying Building Science. He was a member of Kappa Beta chapter of Alpha Tau Omega. He planned to continue his education at Auburn University, which he loved his entire life. Will spent much of his youth working and training with Jason Stewart Company and was proudly employed by Reed Construction in Bay Minette.
Will’s life was defined by his constant smile, beautiful eyes, manners beyond his young age, willingness to always help, a deep love for his family, hard work, confidence, and pure joy for life. He loved his family and spending time in the outdoors hunting, fishing, and spending much of his time on the river with his buddies. He was a shining star and shared his light with everyone he met.
A celebration of Will’s life will be Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at First Baptist Bay Minette with Dr. Chip Starnes, Reverend Jay Cooper, and Reverend Clay Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Perdido Cemetery. The family requests everyone wear casual attire, as Will would want.
Pallbearers will be Sawyer McCullough, Mose Franklin, Aaron Byrd, Isaiah Godwin, Wil Dobbins, Broc Brooks, Dillon Godwin, Jalin Hicks, Noah Byrd, Jonathan Norris, and Matt Morrison.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Will Brooks Memorial Scholarship at The First, ANBA 209 W. 1st Street, Bay Minette, AL 36507 and Ducks Unlimited.
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