Mr. Brooks died at 9:11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
He was born on March 20, 1962, in Evansville, Ind., to Ivan Brooks and Viola Chapman Brooks.
Ricky was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Chapman Brooks; and one brother, Larry Brooks.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Brooks of Cadiz; father, Ivan Brooks of Evansville, Ind.; three brothers, Jamie, Robert and Randy Brooks all of Evansville, Ind.; one sister Sheila Smith of Booneville; three sons, Jason Brooks of Evansville, Ind., Mark Oldham of Chandler, Ind. and Richard Brooks of Evansville, Ind.; one step-son, William Wallace of London, three step-daughters, Brenda Wallace of Cadiz, Martha McCullough of Cadiz and Mary Wallace of Hopkinsville; one grandchild, Andrea Brooks; and one step-grandchild, Trevor McCullough.