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Obituary for Albert Talmadge "Lonnie" Brooks Jr.

Albert Talmadge “Lonnie” Brooks, Jr., 86, of Palatka, passed from this life on Monday, September 25, 2023, at his home following an extended illness. He was a native of Palatka and had moved back in 2007 coming from Cocoa, FL. Lonnie retired from the U S Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant. During his 28 years of honorable service, he was awarded numerous decorations and medals including the Bronze Star, Longevity Service Ribbon and National Defense Service Medal. After retiring from the Air Force, Lonnie then worked as a quality control manager for NASA for 17 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed reading, bird watching, yardwork and cars.
He is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Alice Brooks, daughter, Athena Jane Brooks Santee, son, Allen Terry Brooks, mother, Edna Rehberg Brooks and father and stepmother, Albert T. Brooks, Sr. and “Mama” Ruby Brooks.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Patricia Brooks, son, Albert T. Brooks, III (Diana), stepchildren, Patrick Andrew Biddle (Tammy), David Matthew Biddle and Tracey Ellen Ammons, sister, Nancy Harth (Bill) as well as numerous grandchildren and extended family.
Services will be held at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Pastor Patrick Biddle officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the U S Air Force. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday beginning at 3:00 pm until time of services. Private entombment will be held at Brevard Memorial Park in Cocoa, FL.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Lonnie’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.