Retired Alabama Baptist pastor Lawrence Brooks Jr. died Dec. 13. He was 78.
Brooks was a U.S. Army veteran and a master electrician. He served as pastor of churches including Big Creek Baptist, Adger, and Williamsburg Baptist, Adamsville. He also served as associate pastor of Pine Ridge Baptist Church, Bessemer. Following his retirement, he was a Sunday School teacher and ministry volunteer at West Jefferson Baptist Church, Quinton.
Brooks is preceded in death by his son, Terry Allen. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; children, Pam, Susan, Eddie, Becky, Blake and Bobbie Lee; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.