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William

Lee

Brookman, Sr.

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September 12, 2023

William Lee Brookman, Sr., 64, of New Castle, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness. 


Born on January 22, 1959, in Maryland, William was the son of the late Charles and Maude Wolfe Brookman. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert W. Brookman; and his sister, Christine Webb.


Known widely as Willie or Goo, William worked as a truck driver and diesel mechanic in Laurel, Maryland. He also served on the pit crews of dirt track racers Jimmy Skinner, Booper Bare, and C.S. Fitzgerald. A longtime resident of Paint Bank, Virginia, he was a devoted friend and neighbor to many in the community for over 25 years. 


William is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mamie Venable Brookman, of New Castle; his children: William Brookman, Jr., of Dublin, Daniel Brookman of Woodside, New York, and Elizabeth Brookman of New Castle; his five grandchildren: Austin, Jacob, and Lane Brookman; and Tyler Lawson and Liliana Gonzalez, all of New Castle; his four brothers: Ronnie Ray (Ruth) Brookman of Laurel, Maryland, Charles (Donna) Brookman of Baltimore, Maryland, Kenneth (Darlene) Brookman of Paint Bank, and Glynn (Connie) Brookman of Danville, Virginia; and his two sisters, Charlene Brookman Purkey of Falling Waters, West Virginia, and Maryann Taylor of Danville, Virginia. 


A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2023, in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service. 


Arrangements have been entrusted to Arritt Funeral Home. Friends wishing to send tributes online may do so at arrittfuneralhome.com.

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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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