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Audey Lynn Brooks, 53, of Kaufman, TX passed away at his home, surrounded by loved ones, in Kaufman, TX on May 17th, 2023. Audey was born on February 27th, 1970 to Robert Andrew Brooks Sr. and Alice Jean Kirk, in Dallas, Texas.
Audey was a legend! A legend in his own mind, and to those that loved him the most. He was full of life, and love, and laughter, and had a sense of adventure for all things dangerous, cars, boats, motorcycles, and lifestyle. Audey truly loved his life, despite the many hardships that he endured, most defining would be the loss of his Son, Jacob Brooks in 2010, and his mother in 2019. These are the losses that Audey would never truly overcome.
Audey loved himself, and his family unconditionally. His mother, brothers, sisters, children, aunts and uncles. His family meant more than anything else in the world. But to be honest, fishing was a close 2nd place in his life. He was ready to go at any time! He was such a devoted fisherman, anyone that knew him knew better than to get in the boat with him unless they wanted to be stranded on the lake all night, or maybe two nights. And if the fish weren’t biting, he’d say “Just 15 more minutes”, and sometimes that meant hours.
Then there was his love of motorcycles, and everything Harley Davidson. This passion started with his dad, and led him to build multiple motorcycles, and even his own drag racing bike, and participate in any motorcycle racing events that he could attend. He loved it when his family would come watch him race, because as long as his family was there he always felt like he was winning.
Audey will be fondly remembered by anyone that ever met him. He loved everything that was loud and fast, including his racecar, his motorcycles, his boats, his favorite music, and his “Ride or Die” life partner, Sonja, who is also equally fast, and loud.
Audey was also a master of avoiding conflict and minding his own business. If his choices were being questioned, he’d respond “I got this”, and that was the end of that conversation. If he sensed there may be conflict, he was quick to make an exit while saying “I gotta go!”.
Audey is preceded in death by his Son, Jacob Lee Brooks, Mother Alice Jean Brooks, and Father Robert Andrew Brooks, Sr., and step-son Brian Nix. Those left to cherish his memory are his life partner of more than 25 years, Sonja Nix of Kaufman, TX., his daughter Ashley Lynette Rutledge (Jon Rutledge) of Denver CO , step-daughter Tiffani Nix, brother and best friend Robert Andrew Brooks “Andy” (Jackie Miller) of Mesquite, TX, brother Paul Brooks (Lauren Brooks) of Wylie, TX, sisters Stephanie Faunce (James Faunce) of Terrell, TX, Tonya Crues (Roger Crues) of Elmo, TX. , Wendy Lewis of Ft. Worth, TX, and Pam Hodge (Wayne Hodge) of Rockford, IL. And numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Audey chose these last words to share with you all, “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “WOW! WHAT A RIDE!”