Saturday, October 13, 2012

Resolution Honoring Brooks Cofer

On September 3, 2012, Brooks Cofer, a longtime supporter of the Brazos Heritage Society, passed away following a brief illness.  In recognition of Brooks’ many contributions to the community, on September 24, 2012, the Society passed the following resolution.


WHEREAS, D. Brooks Cofer, Jr., was born on May 13, 1922, in College Station, Texas.

WHEREAS, Brooks graduated from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and Editor-in-Chief of the Battalion.

WHEREAS, Brooks earned a law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

WHEREAS, Brooks served his country honorably in the United States Army, both on active duty during World War II and its aftermath, and in the U. S. Army Reserve, from which he retired as a Lt. Colonel.

WHEREAS, Brooks practiced law in Brazos County from 1953 to 2012; during that period he served as Assistant County Attorney (1955-1960), County Attorney (1960-1969), and District Attorney (1969-1972).  Commencing in 1972 Brooks went into private practice, working tirelessly for the citizens of Brazos County and assisting those in need.

WHEREAS, Brooks devoted countless hours supporting various charities and community organizations.

WHEREAS, Brooks was a longtime supporter and member of the Brazos Heritage Society.

AND WHEREAS, Brooks passed on to his final reward on September 3, 2012, at the age of 90.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Brazos Heritage Society shall expend $225.00 to purchase a tree for Heritage Park in memory of D. Brooks Cofer, Jr.

            APPROVED by the Executive Committee of the Brazos Heritage Society on this 24th day of September, 2012.

                                                                             Nat Hilliard
                                                                                                Nat Hilliard, President

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