Martin Ferguson Brooks



Martin Ferguson Brooks, 93, of Gainesville, Virginia, passed on June 29, 2017, at his residence after a long illness.

He was born in Steelton, Pennsylvania on July 2, 1923. He was one of four children born to the late Nelson and Verinda Ferguson Brooks. He was married for more than 50 years to fellow physicist, and Howard University alumni, Pauline Piper Brooks. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from Howard University. He was a member of Sigma Pi (Physics Honor Society) and Beta Kappa Ki (Scientific Honor Society). He was a research physicist and GS-16 super grade in the Defense Logistics Agency for 30 years. Upon his retirement, he received a Distinguished Career Award. In 1974, he received an Achievement Award from President Gerald Ford. He served in the military with Army Logistics Division.

Martin is survived by his wife, Pauline Piper Brooks of Gainesville, VA; a niece, Dr. Alicia Brooks Christy of Kensington, MD; and a host of family and friends.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 3pm until 4pm, with funeral services starting at 4 pm at Mt. Morris Baptist Church, 5342 Leeds Manor Road, Hume, Virginia, 22639. Dr. Lindsay O. Green, will deliver the eulogy.

Interment with military honors will be Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 2 PM, at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA.