Stephen R Brooks


Stephen R Brooks, 69, of Morgantown, passed away Aug. 9, 2018 at Capon Springs and Farms Resort. He was born Aug. 10, 1948 in Beckley, and raised in Mullens, by the late William and Marguerite (Bodo) Brooks.
He was a graduate of WVU School of Pharmacy (1971) and WVU School of Law with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (1975). He practiced law with the firm of Furbee, Amos, Webb and Critchfield in Fairmont before joining the firm of Flaherty, Sensabaugh and Bonasso, PLLC in June 2000.
In addition to his law practice, he formed and was the director of the Fairmont Specialty Services corporation from 1990-2009, 1998 Specialty Warehousing, 2004 Ravenswood Specialty Services, and in 1998 became involved as an organizer of The Monongahela Valley Bank Inc., now MVB Bank Inc. The bank opened for business in Fairmont on Jan. 4, 1999. He served as chairman of the Board of the Directors of MVB Financial Corp and MVB Bank Inc.
Stephen was a respected member of the WV Bar Association, Cheat Lake Rotary Club, WV National Guard, Fairmont State Town and Gown community theatre, past chairman of the Fairmont State Board of Governors, past member of the Marion County Board of Education and was included among The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2017 and was named 2012 Lawyer of the Year, Morgantown, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, and 2014 Lawyer of the Year, Morgantown, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants.
He is survived by his wife of over 47 years, Kathy M Brooks of Morgantown; his sons Joshua S. Brooks of Fairmont and William J. Brooks II, of Johns Island, South Carolina. He is also survived by his absolute prides and joys, his grandchildren Camden J.H. Brooks of Fairmont Hannah M Brooks of Charleston, South Carolina and Ethan Jackson Brooks of Johns Island, South Carolina.
Family will receive and greet friends from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at Suncrest United Methodist Church at 479 Van Voorhis Rd, Morgantown WV 26505, followed by a memorial service at 3 p,m. A reception and celebration of his life will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Pines Country Club's banquet room at 3062 Point Marion Road, Morgantown, WV 26508.
Charitable donations may be made in Stephen's name to the Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center at 909 Greenbag Road Morgantown, WV 26508 and the Cheat Lake Rotary Club at P.O. Box 423, Dellslow, WV 26531
Caring services are provided by Dering-Henson Funeral Home.
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