In Memoriam - Jimmie Brooks
(June 4, 1927 - February 17, 2015)
PCCA is saddened to report the passing of Jimmie Brooks, Chairman and Founder of Brooks Construction Company Inc., Shawnee, Okla., PCCA Past President, inaugural member of the PCCA Hall of Fame, and a dear friend and mentor to many PCCA members.
Jimmie was born June 4, 1927, to Winfrey and Dovie (Odom) Brooks in Shawnee, Okla. He was raised in Shawnee, Skagg City, Harjo, and Tecumseh. Jimmie was a 1945 graduate of Tecumseh High School and then earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics at the University of Tulsa. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Corp during World War II and was stationed with the European Theater in Germany.
Jimmie married Mary O. Tucker on June 16, 1945, in Woodward, Okla. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Houston, Texas, where Jimmie was a pipeline engineer for Gulf Oil. They returned to Shawnee in 1956 where Jimmie along with his father, E.W. Brooks, founded Brooks Construction Company Incorporated, where he was still serving as Chairman of the Board at the time of his death.
PCCA Hall of Fame Nominations
The PCCA Board of Directors created the PCCA Hall of Fame to recognize and celebrate the contributions that individuals have made over the years to the success of the association and the power and communication construction industry. The Board's goal is to induct up to ten people in 2015, the association's 70th anniversary year, and after that induct two people each year.
Current PCCA members can nominate as many people as they like. Once a person is nominated, he or she remains nominated in perpetuity and will be considered each year until inducted. Selections will be made by a Hall of Fame committee, which includes two Board members, two Past Presidents, and the current PCCA President. New committee members will be selected each year during the convention.