Tilman Allen Brooks left this earth in the comfort of the Auburn Hospital on May 14, 2020 with his son by his side until his last breath. He was born in Seattle, WA on Jan. 24, 1963 to Tilman White Brooks and Nellvergne Allen-Young. He often went by his nickname 'Tab', by those who were close to him. It was easy for Tab to find common ground and camaraderie with all who crossed his path as his friendship came with no judgment or conditions. He married the love of his life Theresa Torres on September 21, 1985 and they raised 3 children in Des Moines, WA. Tab thrived as a union machinist at Boeing in the greater Seattle area for 15+ years. Tragically Theresa passed away on July 7, 1996. He continued to tirelessly sacrifice to provide for his family and close friends with his love, time and mechanical skills.
In 2004 Tab was in a serious motorcycle accident in Orondo, WA. His 1986 Harley-Davidson was totaled and with life-saving surgery he was able to resume a slower life with a metal plate in his head. He was granted disability due to this life changing incident.
Tab will be unanimously remembered for his ability to find humor in anything, love for family & friends, joy he found in riding his Harley Davidson, being the life-of-the-party and rocking out to his favorite music. While his life was cut short in years, it was lived vibrantly and unabashedly full. He lived in Buckley for the last 2 years.
Tab is survived by his mother Nellvergne Zajac of Buckley, WA; his sister Vanessa R. Whitcomb-Albin of Buckley, WA; his sister Dana L. Haney of Stanwood, WA; his daughter Jamey L. Brooks; his son Devin W. Brooks and his children: Veida. Lena, Wesley and Braxton; his daughter Teal D. Brooks and her children: Ivy and Ava.
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