William Lee Brookman

January 22, 1959 - September 12, 2023

William Lee Brookman, Sr. William Lee Brookman, Sr., 64, of New Castle, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness. 

Born on January 22, 1959, in Maryland, William was the son of the late Charles and Maude Wolfe Brookman. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert W. Brookman; and his sister, Christine Webb.

Known widely as Willie or Goo, William worked as a truck driver and diesel mechanic in Laurel, Maryland. He also served on the pit crews of dirt track racers Jimmy Skinner, Booper Bare, and C.S. Fitzgerald. A longtime resident of Paint Bank, Virginia, he was a devoted friend and neighbor to many in the community for over 25 years. 

William is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mamie Venable Brookman, of New Castle; his children: William Brookman, Jr., of Dublin, Daniel Brookman of Woodside, New York, and Elizabeth Brookman of New Castle; his five grandchildren: Austin, Jacob, and Lane Brookman; and Tyler Lawson and Liliana Gonzalez, all of New Castle; his four brothers: Ronnie Ray (Ruth) Brookman of Laurel, Maryland, Charles (Donna) Brookman of Baltimore, Maryland, Kenneth (Darlene) Brookman of Paint Bank, and Glynn (Connie) Brookman of Danville, Virginia; and his two sisters, Charlene Brookman Purkey of Falling Waters, West Virginia, and Maryann Taylor of Danville, Virginia. 

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2023, in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Arritt Funeral Home. Friends wishing to send tributes online may do so at arrittfuneralhome.com.