“He was undisputedly one of the most outstanding citizens in our county and throughout South Carolina. Throughout his lifetime, he was committed to public service, and will be sorely missed. His influence from throughout the years will continue to have an impact here in the community.”

That’s how former longtime Denmark Mayor Sam Neeley remembers his old friend and fellow businessman Walter Eugene “Pete” Brooker Sr., who also served for many years as mayor of Denmark.

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