Linda Lea (Brooks) Sphar
Linda Lea Brooks Sphar, 57, of Allenhurst made her heavenly flight home on Dec. 7, 2017.
Born in Pinehurst , NC, she was the daughter of the late CW4 (US Army, ret.) Grover William ""Bill"" and Isabel Elizabeth Russell Brooks. She was a resident of Allenhurst for 33 years. A proud Army brat, she was an honor graduate of H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany, where she was a cheerleader, captain of the drill team and legendary as the best dancer.
Linda was alternately a bricklayer, dump truck driver and painter, but for the last eight years, she was a parts specialist at O'Reilly Auto Parts in Hinesville. She was diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. A beach bum at heart, any beach would do, but Panama City Beach was her happy place and its sunsets her passion. Her grandchildren were simply her world.
Outspoken and friendly, Linda never met a stranger. The friendships she made were long lasting because her ability to love was unconditional. She was loved and will be missed by everyone she met.
She is survived by her husband, Travis Sphar; her two daughters, Danielle Lea Ramsey (Josh) and Courtney Nicole Langston (Aaron); three grandchildren, Alexis Lea Rose, Emily Elizabeth and Owen Michael Bruce; two sisters, Beth ""Peanut"" Brooks Amerspek (Eric) and Debra A. Brooks Hinton; her best friend, Jennifer Harrison; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Her funeral service will follow at 8 p.m.
Because Linda was a devoted animal lover, the family suggests memorial donations to your local or favorite animal shelter in lieu of flowers.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in Coastal Courier from Dec. 11 to Dec. 18, 2017.
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Memories & Condolences
9 entries
December 12, 2017
Our hearts are broken today but through Faith we know we will see Linda again and listen to the music of her laughter. What a great friend!! You will always be loved and missed!!
Eleanor Spruill
December 12, 2017
Miss Linda, Jesus truly broke the mold when he made you! You are a wonderful friend. I'll miss hearing your voice and your funny stories when calling for parts at Oreillys. See you in heaven! Miss you already!
Felicia Soto
December 11, 2017
Saddened to see this. Linda, you were a good friend so many years ago, and it looks like you maintained that with others throughout. Go with God. RIP old friend. Peace to your family.
Joe Page
December 10, 2017
Peace Be With You on your Journey Home. Your smile and laughter will always be how I remember you.
Rose Lindsay
December 10, 2017
Heaven has a new angle,"Watch out" you other angels.. Linda will give you a run for your money.She loved with passion...may you rest in peace Linda. Love and Prayers to your family.
Deborah Leckemby
December 10, 2017
All of us at Oreilly Auto Parts will miss you! We know you will be watching over us & our silly chats. Still so very hard to know I won't get to see you again, you were family to me and my family. Every morning when I wake up, I will just have to look up and say LINDA! LOVE YOU LINDA like I did everyday I seen you. May you Rest In Peace my beautiful friend.
Kelli Ackman
December 10, 2017
You will be missed Linda, some of my earliest memories are going g to you and Travis's apartment with my parents and hanging out. I grew up to watch your kids. Our families were always so close. Now you are partying it up in heaven with mom. Love you!!!
Kassandra Adams
December 10, 2017
May your loving ways and joyous spirit live on forever in everyone who has ever crossed your path!
Michelle Rogers
December 10, 2017
Ms. Linda, You will never be forgotten. You were such a HUGE part of my childhood. I love you and I miss you!! FLY HIGH BEAUTIFUL!!!
Michelle Rogers
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