Milo L. Brooks
1940 – 2010
LAKELAND, Fla. — Milo L. Brooks, 69, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Lewiston-Auburn, died Jan. 26, in Lakeland, Fla., after a short illness.
He was born in Lewiston, June 4, 1940, the only son of Leslie W. and Irene Sinclair Brooks. He was educated in Auburn schools, graduating from Edward Little High School, Class of 1958. He served in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Hood, Texas from 1963 to 1965.
He had a life-long love of automobiles, working in the industry for many, many years. He sold cars for new and used auto dealerships in addition to owning several small used car businesses of his own from Greene to Auburn. He was well known for his unique memory and knowledge of automobiles. He and his son, Scott, had a mutual understanding of the needs of the car business, working together for several years selling and restoring used cars. They also enjoyed restoring old cars and trucks to make them look showroom new. After retiring from the car business, he enjoyed collecting and selling antique toys, being known to many by the handle “Toy Boy.”
He moved to Florida, permanently in 2003, residing there until his death.
He is survived by a daughter, Heather and her husband, Bill Brown, of Ipswich, Mass.; a son, James Brooks of Old Orchard Beach; a daughter-in-law, Gina Brooks; two grandchildren, September Marie and Tristan Lee Brooks, of Wales; and his beloved companion of five years, Margie Weaver Brooks of Lakeland, Fla.
He was predeceased by a son, Scott D. Brooks; a half brother, Wayne King; and his mother and father.