Robert Joe Brooks II
Robert Joe Brooks II, 27, of Poteau died Tuesday July 9, 2013, in Sewickly, Pa.Robert was born Nov. 20, 1985, in Oklahoma City to Robert Joe Brooks and Pamela Sue (Dalton) Brooks. Sgt. Robert Brooks II was an Army Ranger with the 3rd Platoon Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, and 75th Ranger Regiment. Robert had been deployed five times to Iraq and Afghanistan for his country. Robert was a very decorated soldier, receiving the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars.Survivors include his mother, Pam Brooks of Poteau; sister and brother-in-law, Cecilia and Brad Maggard of Wister; niece, Willow Maggard; and numerous other aunts, uncles, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Brooks.A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Red Oak cemetery in Red Oak with the Rev. Les Scroggins officiating. Pallbearers will be Brad Maggard, Jeremy Kinsey, Caleb Whihen and Mike Dalton.Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangementsYou may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.