Jennings Dodd Brooks, 58, a beloved husband, father, son and brother, passed away on Monday September 20, 2021. Dodd was born to parents Eric Paul Brooks and Patricia Annette Cross Brooks on September 21, 1962, in Suffolk , where he grew up with his younger sister Kris. Dodd graduated from Suffolk High School in 1980. From there he went to work at Newport News Shipbuilding where he worked for several years before leaving to start his own business. Eventually, Dodd found its way into commercial refrigeration. Dodd was a member of Cub Troop 1 in his youth and as an adult was a former member of the Suffolk Jaycees.
In 2003, Dodd married Tracy Lynn Story of Windsor. Two years later, they were lucky enough to have their daughter Sara Paige Brooks. Together, they shared 18 happy years.
Dodd was passionate about sports. As a child he played basketball and little league and midget football, coached by his father. From Jenna’s cheerleaders to Chase’s football to Sara’s volleyball and softball, as a father he was always there to cheer on his children. He loved watching NASCAR, his beloved UVA Cavaliers and Dallas Cowboys, and he spent many days fishing and golfing.
Dodd is survived by his wife, Tracy Story Brooks of Carrsville; her children, Jenna Lynn Brooks and Chase Alan Brooks of Atlanta, Georgia and Sara Paige Brooks of Carrsville; his mother, Patricia Annette Cross Brooks; his sister, Kristine Cross Brooks; nephews, Jared Kent Brooks and LCDR Charles “Chuck” Reed and his wife Heather; nieces, Elizabeth Paige Lambert and Allyson Paige Story; and special cousin, Randy Vick. He is predeceased by his Father Eric Paul.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 26 at the Wright Funeral Home in Franklin.