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Jack "Craig" Brooker

December 19, 1952 — May 21, 2024

Green Cove Springs

Jack "Craig" Brooker

In loving memory of Jack “Craig” Brooker, 71, of Green Cove Springs, FL who passed away Tuesday, May 21st , 2024. He was born to Jack and Ida Mae Brooker on December 19th, 1952 in Orange Park, Florida. 

Craig played football and graduated from Clay County High School. In his younger years he loved to surf and ride dirt bikes, when he was not busy helping his father in the pulpwood business. Most of his adult years were spent running and working within the trucking business. Craig played softball for Hickory Grove. He enjoyed watching Nascar racing, college football and professional baseball. He loved the Florida Gators and Atlanta Braves.

Anyone close to Craig knew his passion for history. He reveled in his family's ancestry along with world history- but his love for biblical history surpassed all. He used his in-depth knowledge and understanding to teach and spread the word of God. He taught Sunday school for many years at Hickory Grove Baptist church. 

Craig leaves behind a legacy of love, generosity, and integrity that will forever inspire us. He was a beacon of kindness and thoughtfulness, touching the lives of all who knew him. His warmth and compassion were boundless, making him a pillar of strength and wisdom in our lives.

Craig is survived by his wife Deborah Shedd Brooker; daughters Kendra Giddens-Myers (Trevor Myers), Elizabeth Brooker (Brian Buzen); Stepsons Chase Dixon, Charles Maxwell (Nikki Garrett); Stepdaughter Mandy Lopez (Sam Lopez); brother Sam Wayne Sanderlin; grandchildren Maelah Giddens, Keith Giddens, Bryce Buzen, Taylor Buzen, Gracie Dixon, Brody Dixon; nieces Brittney Stelley, Breanna Brooker, Wendy Overton, Samantha Page 

He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Ida Mae Brooker, brother Keith Brooker, sister Wanda Forbes, niece Brandi Brooker 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with his cousin Pastor John Forbes officiating. The family will receive friends in the church from 2:00 pm until service time.  Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 310 S. Oakridge Ave., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.

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