Valdosta Daily Times

October 11, 2012

Leon Albert “Buddy” Brooker

Staff Writer
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Leon Albert “Buddy” Brooker, 60, of Nashville, Ga., passed away early Tuesday morning, Oct. 9, 2012, in the Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Ga., after a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 24, 1952, in Pierce County, Ga., to the late Lester, Sr. and Clara Altman Brooker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jean Brooker; and brothers, Kenneth Brooker, Cecil Brooker, Tommy Brooker, and J. Wayne Brooker, Lester Brooker; and a grandson, Hunter Brooker.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Angel Brooker Clementon, N.J., Julie Brooker, Nashville, Ga., Leann and George Benefield, Nashville, Ga., Jessseca and Tony Cumbus, Honolulu, Hawaii; sons and daughter-in-law, Bo and Linda Brooker, Nashville, Ga., Derek Brooker, Nashville, Ga.; sister, Molly Harper, Tifton; brothers, Jerry Brooker. Carroll Brooker, Lawerence Brooker, all of  Blackshear; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., today, Oct. 11, 2012, in the Lakeland Chapel of Music Funeral Services with cremation to follow. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m.. until service time. Sympathy may be expressed online at — Music Funeral Services will be serving the family.