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"JD" James Donald Brooks

February 13, 1937 March 27, 2019
"JD" James  Donald Brooks
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James Donald (JD) Brooks, age 82, of Johns Creek, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 11:30am in the Sanctuary at Johns Creek United Methodist Church located at 11180 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek. A reception will follow in the Gathering room for family and friends.
JD Brooks was preceded in death by his father, James Rufus Brooks and mother, Sara Larue Brooks. He will be greatly missed by his brother, Philip Brooks (Clarene), six children, Donna Brooks Cochran, Pam Brooks-Crump (Gary), Steve Brooks (Meg), Clint Brooks (Kerri), Derrick Brooks (Somer), Jessica Brooks Hammerstone (Jim), and twelve amazing grandchildren, along with the rest of his extended family.
JD, a Civil Engineering graduate of Southern Technical Institute. He went on to be one of Atlanta’s largest builders and developers for over 45 years. JD touched hundreds of people throughout his career, sharing his knowledge with employees and partners alike. He was most proud of his last subdivision, The Manor Golf and Country Club, which he created with golfer Tom Watson. Even after his retirement, he continued to counsel others on aspects of the business which he loved. “Welcome to the building business!” he would always say!
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation in JD’s honor to the Epilepsy Foundation of GA,, the disease that JD endured throughout his life.
Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757.

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11:30 AM 4/4/2019 11:30:00 AM
Johns Creek United Methodist Church

11180 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097

Johns Creek United Methodist Church
11180 Medlock Bridge Road Johns Creek 30097 GA
United States

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