Gene Brooks has been a resident of Cumberland County for 41 years. He has served as President of the Cumberland County Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA). He is an active member of his church and has served as Deacon and in many other capacities there. He is a member of the Gideons International and has served as president of the local Farmville Camp. He is also a member of the American Legion Post 32 where he currently serves as Chaplain.
Mr. Brooks served in the United States Army where he spent most of his time in Germany. He retired from the Department of Environmental Quality in the Commonwealth of Virginia after 30 years of service.
Mr. Brooks is married to Mary Brooks and they have two children and six grandchildren. His hobbies are fishing, hunting, and watching football and basketball.