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Daniel George Brooks

Shelbyville - MACM (Ret.) Daniel George Brooks, 79, of Shelbyville, TN, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020.

He was born in Wichita Falls, TX, on January 30, 1941, to the late C.D. Brooks and Alpha Zora Massegee. He married Mary Tyson on November 28, 1962 in Duncan, OK.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary Brooks of 57 years; 4 children – Danise (Terry) Evans of Wartrace Tn; Michelle (Brady) Brown of Elgin, OK; Daniel (Sheila) Brooks, JR of Wartrace, TN; Eric (Lisa) Brooks of Shelbyville, TN; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; 6 siblings- Frank Dennis Brooks of VA; Jhonathan Donald Brooks of AL; Alpha Connamarie Martin of TX; Rachel Lillarebecca Murphy of CO; Jonathan Reeves Brooks of CO; Patrick Mark Goode of CO. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Pierce Alexander Brown.

He retired from the United States Navy as a Master-at-Arms Master Chief Petty Officer. He proudly served his country for 23 years and during the Vietnam War. In 1990, he began his career at Bedford County Sheriff’s Department until his retirement in 2005. During his retirement years, he enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, reading, ancestry, golfing, and bowling. Above all else, Daniel loved God and his family.

There will be no visitation or funeral services. Memorial donations can be made in his honor to Wounded Warrior Project at

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brooks Family and asks that you sign the guest book at


Cindy Herring says:

Captain Dan Brooks was one of the finest men I have ever known. He taught me many things about law enforcement /corrections, and the very special bond we in corrections/law enforcement have....Family always.... I am Honored to have worked with Captain Brooks and to have had him as my friend. I will miss him .. He will always in my heart be … MY CAPTAIN...My Love and prayers go out to his loving wife , Mary and his family.

Brenda Gregory says:

Danise and family,

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Brenda Gregory

Wayne and Brenda Carter says:

So sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories. Prayers for the family 🙏

Steve and sandy says:

We loved going on vacation with Dan and Mary so much fun and laughs. He is missed and was loved God got a great guy

Michaele Schrock says:

So sorry for you loss. Captain Brooks was a great man. He was a great person to work for. He taught me alot will working under him as a correctional officer in the kitchen. He was a Christian man that many will miss. Prayers for you Mary an your family..

Mark Henley says:

I met the Master Chief at his 50th anniversary party and have had the pleasure of golfing with him and Daniel Jr a lot. An outing with the Master Chief was always a blast, I will miss him and the fun times we shared.

Kristine Pederson says:

We, at Premier Neurosurgery and Spine Center, would like to express our deepest heartfelt sympathy in the recent loss of Mr. Brooks. It was a privilege to have had a small part in his care and we know he will be greatly missed.
Dr. Seyed Emadian and Staff

Rachael Murphy says:

Today Is July 12, 2020. Being your sister has always been an honor! The most intelligent person I ever knew! Held on to all your family no matter what! Life took us in different directions, our children grew up barely knowing each other, but my love and respect for you never waivered. When I was a little girl you were my hero, when you left home to join the Navy I cried myself to sleep many, many times. I was so afraid you would be hurt so I prayed that God would stay by your side. You taught me that he did, even as you breathed your last breath! I feel lost knowing that you are not part of the physical world, that I will never hear you say "How are you Becky" when you called me. Only you had the voice God graced you with. Your voice was always full of courage and strength. I love you with every cell in my body, Big Brother, and always will. Thank you for loving me!

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