James Brooking, 90, of Loganville, formerly of Covington, died Aug. 16 at Embracing Hospice, Snellville. A resident of Covington for 88 years, he was retired from Lithonia Lighting after 21 years and was the oldest living member of North Covington United Methodist Church. Mr. Brooking was a member of the Model A Club for 20 years and had received his 50-year pin from Masonic Golden Fleece Lodge No. 6. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater, and was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with Bronze Star and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star. He enjoyed gardening, especially growing watermelons. Mr. Brooking was preceded in death by parents Little Jim and Nettie Bray Brooking and daughter Joyce Mashburn.
Surviving are wife of 67 years Kathleen Mitchell Brooking; daughters and sons-in-law Norma and Henry Moody of Newnan, Peggy and Eddie Stallings of Loganville; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Access Road chapel of Caldwell & Cowan with the Rev. Mike Bell and the Rev. Dan Dixon officiating. Interment followed in Lawnwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to North Covington United Methodist Church, 5138 Emory St., Covington, 30014.