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In Memory of

Edward James Holbrooks

July 29, 1951 - August 22, 2017

Obituary


Edward James Holbrooks "Jamie Brooks", 66, passed away August 22, 2017. He was born July 29, 1951 in Jacksonville, Florida and resided in Green Cove Springs. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward J. Holbrooks Sr., his mother, Frances Harrison Birt and his step father, Marvin Birt.

Jamie studied broadcasting at Jones College. His career as a broadcaster included WIVY, WAIV, WJAX-FM, among others. He is credited with bringing AOR/Progressive Rock to Jacksonville. Remembrances: introducing groups at the Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville Downbeat, Flower Power Hour, Psychedelic Sunday, and "The Young Electric Psychedelic...

Edward James Holbrooks "Jamie Brooks", 66, passed away August 22, 2017. He was born July 29, 1951 in Jacksonville, Florida and resided in Green Cove Springs. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward J. Holbrooks Sr., his mother, Frances Harrison Birt and his step father, Marvin Birt.

Jamie studied broadcasting at Jones College. His career as a broadcaster included WIVY, WAIV, WJAX-FM, among others. He is credited with bringing AOR/Progressive Rock to Jacksonville. Remembrances: introducing groups at the Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville Downbeat, Flower Power Hour, Psychedelic Sunday, and "The Young Electric Psychedelic Hippy Flippy Funky Folk Turned On Groovy Outta Site DJ"

His later career included real estate and Radio Shack. He loved music, cooking, and motorcycles. His 1985 BMW made many trips to the Daytona
Motorcycle races.

He is survived by his loving wife; Beverly Luksha Holbrooks, step-daughter and son-in law; Heather and Lacy McClanahan, grandchildren Micheal and Maegan and two great-grandchildren. Sister; Sherry (Marlene) Birt Harrell of Jacksonville, her daughter and son, Melissa Johnson and Patrick Harrell. A brother; Jim Madden of Texas. Also, a large family support system including sisters and brothers in law, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations to Safe Animal Shelter, 2913 CR 220, Middleburg, FL 32068 on his behalf will be appreciated.

A memorial service will be held August 31, 2017 2:00 PM at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd Orange Park, Florida 32073. Please leave words of comfort at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com