Curtis Marvin Brooks
April 22, 1937 - March 20, 2017
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Curtis Marvin Brooks Norfolk – Curtis Marvin Brooks, 79, of Norfolk, died March 20, 2017 at Thornton Hall.  He was born April 22, 1937, to Emma Rebecca McGuiggan Brooks and George Edward Brooks of Norfolk. Curtis graduated from Maury High School, received a B.A. in English from Old Dominion University (1964), and the M.A. (1965)…

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Gene Ledbetter left a message on December 9, 2017:
I was dismayed to learn of my old friend's illness and death. He was far more sociable than I imagined, and I came to envy the life he led at home in Virginia and in Norfolk, where he saw our childhood friends grow up, become adults, and eventually grow old. Well done, Brooksie, it was a life well lived.
Don Midgett left a message on May 8, 2017:
Curtis was truly a modern renaissance man. I have known Curtis for many years and had the pleasure of working with him for several years at my company, Sigma Consultants. I was always fascinated with the musical talents that Curtis possessed as well as his writing talents. He was someone I always enjoyed being around and he will be missed.
Laura Gannaway left a message on April 5, 2017:
We are grateful for all who cared for my brother over many seasons of his life - and for all whom he cared about. I suspect that he lingered in this earthly life longer than he desired but pray that he used the days to accept the saving grace of Christ by faith, even though unable to express it verbally, and that his spirit is now at peace.
Joel Britt left a message on April 2, 2017:
Dear Sandra, Laura, Felicia & Christopher, and all of the Brooks' family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. My sister, Julie, and I were fortunate to meet Curtis and Sandra in October 2011, at their home in Norfolk. We are second cousins and he was most informative about the Brooks' family and his immediate family. He was also most entertaining playing the piano for us. My sister and I both regretted that our paths had not crossed earlier in our lifetimes, that there had not been more closeness between our families. While I knew of Maury High School, his U.S. Navy service, batchelors and masters degrees, I was not aware of his docturate status or that he played the piano at various Tidewater restaurants. A complicated, interesting, intelligent and versatile individual to see the least. His range of interests and activities is wondrous, and the courses he developed and taught demonstrates his wide range of academic disciplines and methodology to open new learning paths to his students. It seems to me his students, and others who came in contact with him, enjoyed a rare experience of learning and exploring in a wide variety of fields. It was certainly a delight and experience meeting him which I will not forget. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with your loss. He is at rest and at peace, free from earthly pain and difficulties. Pray each of you, that all his family and friends, may find peace and solace, through your memories and faith. God be with each of you.
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