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Carl Leonard Brooks, Jr. 1946 - 2021

Celebration of Life


March 13, 2021

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Carl Leonard Brooks, Jr.

Carl Leonard Brooks, Jr. passed on February 18 at the age of 74.  He was a Tehachapi resident for 73 years.

Carl proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He also served with Kern County Fire Department for 31 years. He retired as an Engineer after serving many years at the Bear Valley Springs Fire Station.

Carl enjoyed many outdoor activities; golf, hunting and fishing were his favorite past times with his friends and family.

A loving husband, pop, father, brother, uncle and a friend of many, Carl is survived by his wife, Stephanie; children, Lance and Teresa Brooks, Eric Brooks, Carl and Ginny Brooks, Christa and Eric Szydlowski; siblings, Jeri Parsons, Linda and John Beatty, John and Monica Brooks; grandchildren, Kaylynn, Faith, Hunter, Isabella, Ginelle, Elijah, Tobias, and Taleah; great-grandchildren Ellie and Phoenix; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. 

Carl was someone very special and will not be forgotten. "Happy times we could not regret, wonderful memories will live on forever, in our hearts we will never forget. He will truly be missed and always loved."

Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit


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