I n the early 1970's, a real-estate family along with educators from Sam Houston State University began a dream to provide a perpetual care cemetery for the families of Huntsville and the surrounding counties. In 1973 the first interment took place and the cemetery, known at that time as Greenwood Cemetery, began. Many years of property development and sales programs were all part of those early days. This involved local people selling cemetery property to friend's family members and co-workers. These are people that started this cemetery on its journey. One of those sales people was Bryan Baker, an educator. There is a memorial in his name located within the Brooke Cemetery called, The Bryan Baker Memorial Gazebo. Brooke Cemetery has been passed on though many hands due to untold and told misfortunes. Several name changes, countless number of owners, all adding their own bit of character to the cemetery. In 1980 the Houston Family built a full service funeral home with a chapel that would seat over 178 occupants. They wanted the community to have a choice of funeral homes, and provide the convenience of funeral service and cemetery all at one location. On September 11, 2002 Wes and Linda Dixon along with there sons Brad and Tim Dixon signed paperwork to purchase Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery from the Gaffney family, of Killeen, Texas. For the past 12 years the Dixon's foremost goal has been providing quality funeral and cemetery services. In 2005 a state of the art crematory was added on site to help meet the changing needs of the community. BROOKE FUNERAL SERVICES – Funeral Home, Crematory, and Cemetery continues to evolve. The Dixon’s along with their staff have restored the ideals that founded the cemetery and funeral home. QUALITY SERVICE, CONTINUING CARE AND INFORMED CHOICES. Our family along with the staff truly believes that we are part of the healing process that should occur during the loss of a family member or friend. We pray that "Through Our Doors Your Healing Begins".