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Leslie Herbert Brooks, 74, of Hudgins, Va., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at his home.

He was a Son of Mathews County, known as “Cuz” to most. He was predeceased by his mother, Louise Leigh; sister, Janet “Henny” Esham, and brother, Terry H. Brooks (died in Vietnam).

He is survived by his two daughters, Dottie Brooks and Donna Brooks Bailey; three sons, Lee Brooks, Kenny Brooks and Thomas Brooks (Janet); sister, Stormy Heart Romaniello (Fred); grandchildren, Mason, Mathew, Kennedy, Avery Brooks, Eric Bailey, and his loyal companion “Snowflake.”

The family received friends Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, Va. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in Windsor Garden, Dutton, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 900 East Main Street, 6th Floor-West Wing, Richmond, Va. 23219.