Im going to miss you and your weather updates. It feels so apporpriate that it has been stormy all week. I think forever stormy days will remind me of you in a beautiful way. Im going to miss your laughs and jokes most though. Much love and 1000 hugs.
Dear Drake, unfortunately I never got to meet you or your immediate family members, except for your mother when she was a young girl, but now that I’m hearing and reading all these wonderful and interesting things about you, I know we would have been buddies of sorts. Such a loss when families are separated by thousands of miles! It seems that you inherited some of your great-grandfather’s daredevil personality (Bernie) and your striking handsomeness you just couldn’t escape! You certainly enjoyed your years and had more experiences than some people do in a very long lifetime. Now, to new adventures!
Love, Great-great Aunt Sharon
I commend you, Drake to almighty God, and entrust you to your Creator.
May you rest in the arms of the Lord who formed you from the dust of the earth.
May Christ who was crucified for you, bring you freedom and peace.
May Christ who died for you admit you into his garden of paradise.
May Christ, the true Shepherd, embrace you as one of his flock.
May he forgive all your sins, and set you among those he has chosen.
May you see your Redeemer face to face, and enjoy the vision of God, forever
We are so terribly sorry for your tremendous loss🙏 Our granddaughter was a OU friend of his and my husband used to chase storms for his brother Gary England of Channel 9. Many many prayers for you. Phil and Susan England
Our hearts are with you. Sending love from Minnesota- Sue Anderson and the Jackson family
Drake, at Daddy Nulton’s funeral, got up and said to the family, “I am here for you, whatever you need, whenever you need it.”
That touched us so very deeply, for always.
He wasn’t just Drake, or storm chaser, or Gamer, or weather buff, but was also a kind and genuine soul, perhaps too old for this world we live in today, to generous, too loving, too concerned for others.
Drake will be remembered by so many, touched so many lives. He will live on forever in spirit and I have no doubt that he is currently watching the weather for all of those he warned in the past.
He was so torn up about Uncle Clarence. Jimmy was too. I am so blessed that my children know the importance of family and are not afraid to share in other’s pain. He can now have Clarence’s biscuits and gravy whenever he wants as he shares a cup of coffee with him and Aunt Barbara. ❤️
Our loss heavens gain.
Drake Harrison Brooks, 22, passed away on April 29, 2022. He was born on December 19, 1999, to parents Doug and Tammy Brooks.
Drake had a passion for learning, chasing, and studying weather. He was an avid music lover. He greatly enjoyed gaming, particularly Halo and Ori. His gamer tag was Mr. Doctor Ake. He was known for lifting others up, lighting up every room with silly puns, dad jokes, and memes. He never met a stranger. He loved talking to anyone he met about his interest in weather and was always making sure his loved ones and all surrounding were weather aware. He loved his friends and family so fiercely. He was a man of kindness, compassion, and heartfelt gestures. He filled every day with such joy and will be missed by all.
Drake was preceded in death by great-grandmother Helen Knight; grandmother Irene Brooks, grandfather Roger Tindle; and cousin Stephen Etchyeson.
Drake is survived by his parents Doug and Tammy Brooks; siblings James (Amara) Brooks, Wren Brooks; grandmother Sherri Larson; grandparents Bill and Hannelore Matthews; great-uncle Bill Layman and family; aunt Cindy Brooks and cousin Ian Brooks; aunt and uncle Molly and Tom Etchyeson; cousins Joan and Collin, childhood best friend Andrew Bunker; close family friends Morgans, Harls, and Neeleys. The Met Crew Chasers, OWL, and all of his OUSoM family.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 6th, 2022 from 4-7pm and on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, at 11am until the time of service at 12pm at Sunset Funeral Home with a burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to OWL and The OU ESports group in Drake’s name. To make a donation you may either mail a check to The University of Oklahoma in c/o School of Meteorology 120 David L. Boren Blvd. Suite 5900 Norman, OK 73072 or visit https://giving.oufoundation.org/OnlineGivingWeb/Giving/OnlineGiving/Meteorology
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