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“My mother in law was Lucy Howell. Lucy's son, Wayne, and I had the great pleasure of knowing Phil through Lucy's years at The Palms. Lucy, or Lou...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Sheila Howell - Memphis, TN

Phil Brooks and his friend Mary Lou Mapp in December 2016 “I am so grateful I knew Phil through my grandmother, Mary Lou Mapp. He was always good for a joke and pleasant conversation. He was such a impressive...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Carter Clawson

“Arthur and Sandra send sincere condolences on passing of our dear friend and neighbor. We are blessed to have known him. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Sandra Spielvogel - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Phil was a great golfer and a greater person. He had the best golf swing in our Tuesday/Friday Sr golf group at Snee Farm, regardless of age. He will...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Charles Warren - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Phil. He was a good friend to my father, Don Williams, when Dad came to live at The Palms, not knowing a soul here in...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Williams Smith - Friend

100 birthday party. “Best uncle ever! ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Frascogna - Jackson, MS

“Uncle Philip was always my favorite uncle. For many years he would remind me that he was my only uncle. I will miss being able to pick up the phone...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Beverly Brooke - Family

“Our very sincere sympathies. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Bill snd Liz Shanaman - SC


Col. Philip Brooks, USAF (Ret), 100 years old, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, widower of Estelle Smith Brooks entered into eternal rest Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Philip was born February 9, 1920 in Pensacola, Florida, son of the late Harry Brooks and Bessie Bassett Brooks; spending much of his young life growing up in Jackson, Mississippi. He was a graduate of Southern Methodist University and served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years. He flew combat missions in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, where he commanded one of the largest fighter wings in the USAF. His numerous awards include the WWII Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, and Legion of Merit.A life-long golfer, at the age of 89, Philip shot his age at Charleston National Golf Club. At 100, he still enjoyed living independently.

Philip is survived by his daughter, Nancy Brooks Evans of Mount Pleasant, SC; son Philip Lloyd Brooks of Chapel Hill, NC; sister, Mary Pittman of Jay, FL; five grandchildren, Richard Evans, Jr., Randy Evans, Robin Evans Galley, Philip Brooks and Emily Brooks, and 6 great grandchildren.In lieu of flowers, Philip would ask that you say and believe in the Pledge of Allegiance. His private family funeral service will be held graveside Monday, July 27, 2020 at Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.