David Alexander Brooks, 80, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022, following a valiant battle.

Mr. Brooks was born March 18, 1942, in Charlotte, N.C. He was the son of the late Fisher A. Brooks and Frances Hunter Brooks.

David is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Brooks; sisters, Carolyn Buboltz and Gloria Hinson; as well as his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is further survived by two precious canine friends.

David graduated from Garinger High School and Central Piedmont Community College, both in Charlotte. He was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran. Mr. Brooks held diverse jobs, including Headstart preschool teacher, guitar instructor, and oil rig offshore man. He retired in 2007 from All Seasons Marina as a boatyard manager/ travel lift operator and later enjoyed RV traveling and playing golf.

As he requested, there will be no service. Following cremation, ashes will be scattered in favorite South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia locations.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to one of the following: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Wounded Warriors or Australian Shepherds Furever.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.