JOHN BROOKS(1937 - 2014)

JOHN BROOKS John L. "Jack" Brooks, 76, of Las Vegas, passed away Tuesday, Jan.7, 2014. He was born in Las Vegas, to the late Harold and Inez Brooks, Nov. 12, 1937. Jack attended Las Vegas High School until joining the U.S. Navy in 1956, serving until 1959. He married Susie Barnett Sept. 26, 1960, and they were blessed with two children, Carrie Alane and Blair Curtis. Jack worked in gaming for 53 years in Las Vegas as a dealer, floor manager and a shift manager. He was an avid golfer. Jack is survived by his wife, of 53 years, Susie Barnett Brooks; daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Cortney Whipple; their children, Dallas Whipple, Calvin Whipple and Wesley Whipple; and great-granddaughter, Aubry Whipple, all of Las Vegas. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Brooks; sister-in-law, Troy Barnett of Las Vegas; and brother, Jim Brooks of Santa Barbara, Calif. Special thanks to Karen Miller, Ross Nay and Angela Branco. Consistent with Jack's wishes, following cremation, services will be private for the family.