Remembering & Honoring: Robert Brooks

By Beth Clay

Dr. Robert Brooks – “Focus on Taking Care of People”

“There are people you meet along the way who have a profound impact on your life. For me, one of those people has been Dr. Robert Brooks. Gracious, informative, helpful, full of both knowledge and wisdom and always the teacher. He has been a valued member of the ICA team. ICA sends our condolences to Barbara and all of Bob’s children.”

Beth Clay, ICA Executive Director/CEO

May 2021 (Falls Church, VA) On Sunday, May 9, 2021, Dr. Robert Brooks, dedicated Chiropractor and teacher, passed away at the age of 75. Dr. Brooks was born on April 15th, 1946 in Tulsa, OK to Cecil and Gusetta Brooks. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1970. He personally cared for more than twenty-five thousand patients from Oklahoma, each of the fifty states, and a number of foreign countries.

In addition to serving as President and then Chairman of the Board of National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) and the Upper Cervical Research Foundation. He taught a Seminar on Taking Care of People and acted as a consultant to Upper Cervical practices from his 45 years of practice experience. Dr. Brooks was inducted as a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Association (ICA) as well as the Palmer Academy. Both Sherman College and Life University bestowed honorary degrees to Bob. The list of honors and awards is very long.

Dr. Brooks had a passion for taking care of people, through National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) spinal care, chiropractic seminars and personal relationships. He noted his greatest loves to be his partner, Barbara Allen, his sons and his grandchildren. Dr. Brooks was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Gusetta and his oldest son, Tod Brooks. He is survived by his partner Barbara Allen, his oldest grandson, Blake Brooks, son Douglass Brooks, wife Sarah and their two sons, Daniel and Bruce Brooks, son Killis Carrell, son Jonathan Brooks, wife Stephanie and their two daughters, Evelyn and Rory Brooks.

Dr. Brooks’ life reflected his personal intent to be a student, a healer and a teacher, with dignity, integrity and grace.  
A funeral service limited to family and close friends was held on May 28 at All Souls Unitarian Church of Tulsa at 4 pm and was livestreamed for those unable to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Dr. Brooks’ wishes be honored and those funds be donated instead to the Upper Cervical Research Foundation,

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