Brooks Wayne Felts, age 66 of Carlisle, went to be with the Lord Thursday, September 1st. At the moment of death, he was surrounded by his family who loved him fiercely.
He was the fourth of six children born to Roland Brooks “Babe” Felts and Lou Ellen Holmes Felts who precede him in death.
Brooks is survived by his wife of 46 years, Danea Highfill Felts, son Clint (Rachel), daughter Shana, Godchild Stormy Travis, grandchildren Brooke & Brennan Felts, and Hailey, Dean, and Aisling McReynolds, brother Bruce Felts, sisters Helen (Dennis) Calva, Nancy (Brent) Dunlap, Linda (Bob) Taylor and Lori (Stewart) Nofziger, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a great number of friends.
He enjoyed life with Danea (his high school sweetheart), Clint, Rachel & Shana, and his precious grandchildren who called him “Poppy”. Brooks had a very special bond with his siblings, extended family and friends.
Brooks had many, many friends from all walks of life and never met a stranger. Each will have a different memory of him based on their relationship with him. Brooks loved hunting on the family farm. Partly because he enjoyed the solitude of being alone in the woods but also because it was his family’s farm going back three generations. Brooks loved family gatherings, appreciated family history and loved sharing tidbits about family long passed. Everyone would agree that he lived life on his terms.
Upon receiving his cancer diagnosis, he would often say that he was filled with the Holy Spirit and that he felt each and every prayer. He was a member of Walter’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 6th from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 517 East 3rd Street, Carlisle. Funeral will be at the same location at 2 p.m. Following the service, Brooks will make his final trip down Walter’s Chapel Road to the Walter’s Chapel Cemetery which adjoins the family farm.
Pallbearers will be Keith Moore, Kevin Swaim, Kendrick Blackard, Steven Eads, Eddie Shadwick, Cody Tucker, Josh Swiney, and Freddie Fisher. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Calva, Brian Felts, Steve Hicks and Randy Simpson.
Memorials may be made to Walter’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Helen Calva, 310 North Harrison, Carlisle, Arkansas 72024 or the Walter’s Chapel Cemetery, c/o Mary Calva, 314 North Brinkley, Carlisle, Arkansas 72024.