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Raymond Emrich Brooks, 81, of Raytown, Missouri, passed away January 15th, 2022. Mr. Brooks was born March 17th, 1940, in Kansas City, Missouri to parents Raymond A. Brooks and Mary Louise Brooks.
Raymond was a Navy Veteran who worked and retired from Kenworth and Dart Truck Company as an Assembler and Mechanic. Not only was Raymond a fine mechanic, but he was also a great pit master according to his family and friends. Smoking meats was his favorite pastime. Raymond and his sons; Bud and Paul, are famous for their delicious smoked meatloaf (a secret family recipe), It even pairs well with a Miller Lite. Raymond was a true Kansas City native who loved the roots of Kansas City BBQ. He was a great friend, Dad and Grandpa. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include wife; Janet Brooks, son; Bud Brooks (Laura), Paul Brooks, daughter; Keri Brooks, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.