Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Bruce E. Brooks. 63, Keokuk

Bruce Edwin Brooks, 63 of Keokuk, IA died Sunday, May 16, 2021.

Bruce Edwin Brooks, 63 of Keokuk, IA died Sunday, May 16, 2021 at the Mississippi Valley Healthcare Center in Keokuk, IA. 

     He was born March 21, 1958 in Keokuk, IA the son of Edwin and Betty Elder Brooks.   

     Bruce was a member of the Musicians Union in Nashville.   He loved playing traditional country music and was an amazing self-taught steel guitarist. Bruce had played with numerous bands over the years most notably Ronnie Milsap and Johnny Paycheck.   He performed throughout the country at well-known venues including the Grammys, the Kennedy Center and numerous times at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, TN.   

     Bruce enjoyed drag racing, traditional country music and playing cards.    Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.      

     He is survived by his parents, Edwin and Betty Brooks of Canton, Missouri, three daughters, Jenny Mueller (Tyler) of Farmington, Iowa, Sarah Cameron of Kahoka, Missouri  and Gretchen Eaton of Keokuk, Iowa, four grandchildren, Ian Martin, Jera Wilson, Luke Wilson and Kinley Eaton, two sisters, Missy Brooks of Canton, Missouri and Suzi Brooks-White (JR) of Revere, Missouri,  three brothers, Brian Brooks of Bedford, Indiana, Rob Brooks (Mary) of Alexandria, Missouri and Quentin Brooks (Darci) of California, along with many nieces and nephews.  

     He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Farold and Leta Brooks and Ben and Iva Elder.   

     Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, May 22 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, Missouri with the family meeting with friends at that time.   

     A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, Missouri.   Burial will be in the Chambersburg Cemetery.   

     Memorials may be made to the family. 

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com 

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