MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Dennis Lee Brooks of Mineral Ridge, formerly of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away of cancer on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 7:18 a.m. in Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge. He was 71.

He was born on August 21, 1950, In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of the late Wiley H. Brooks and Della (Maple) Brooks.

He was a 1969 graduate from Chelsea High School in Chelsea, Oklahoma.

Following graduation, he joined the United States Navy and retired after 25 years of service as an Aviation Structural Mechanic Chief Petty Officer. During his time in the Navy, he earned many awards, medals and commendations.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, cooking and hanging out with his family and friends and his beloved dog, Missy.

Dennis is survived by his daughter, Kimberly (Brooks) Ridolf and her husband, Michael; granddaughter, Zoe and great-granddaughter, Noni, all in Florida; Jennifer (Brooks) Fitzgerald and two grandsons, Jacob and Matthew, all in Texas and daughter, Stephanie (Brooks) Hinze and her husband, Andrew and three grandchildren, Ethan, Harrison and Zoe, all in Georgia; his brother, Glen D. Brooks and his wife, April, of Ohio and a sister-in-law, Belinda Brooks of Oklahoma.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death his brothers, Gerald and Leonard Brooks, both of Oklahoma.

There will be no calling hours or services locally.

Dennis will be buried in his home state of Oklahoma.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 614 Warren Avenue, Niles, OH 44446.

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A television tribute will air Tuesday, July 19 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.