Trainer Monty Brooks Dies

Trainer Monty Brooks died February 25.

Monty Brooks died February 25.

Funeral services were held February 28 in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at Blanchard, Oklahoma, for longtime Quarter Horse trainer Monty Brooks.

Brooks, 74, of Blanchard, died February 25 in Norman, Oklahoma. The son of Monte Ray “Mont” and Jennie Mae (Pierson) Brooks, he was born February 15, 1940, in Blanchard, Oklahoma. He married Myrna Joy Miller on January 2, 1962, in Oklahoma City.

Monty was a true horseman and spent many years breeding and training Quarter Horses until his health began declining. He was a member of AQHA. Monty began training in 1975 and trained horses who earned more than $3.1 million. Among the horses he trained was 1984 World's Championship Classic (G1) winner Too Tidy Sis. He also trained graded stakes winner Jess Jones, and stakes winners Docs Dusty Okie and Mr Breakthru.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Maxine Sullivan; his two brothers, Bill and Dalton Brooks.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Myrna Brooks of Blanchard; his daughter, Robin Sullivan and her husband, Shawn, of Blanchard; his two grandchildren, Montana Sullivan and Layla Sullivan; his brother, Jack Brooks and his wife, Wynona of Nichols Hills; his sister-in-law, Jean Brooks of Oklahoma City; his brother-in-law, Lloyd Sullivan of Round Rock, Texas; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, and friends.

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