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Charles Brooks

March 9, 1938 February 17, 2014
Charles Brooks
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Obituary for Charles Brooks

Charles Brooks, age 75, of Metropolis, IL, passed away February 17, 2014 at Baptist Health in Paducah, KY.

He was born March 9, 1938 in Peoria, IL to Charles and Inez (DeMoss) Brooks. He was a gearhead who loved cars and racing. Charles raced stock cars and drove in demolition derbies. He loved sports, and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Bears. He retired from Caterpillar after 37 years.  He loved his family and cat Fifi.

Charles is survived by his wife of 26 years, Deloise Brooks, of Metropolis, IL; three sons, David (Marty) King, Danny (Virginia) King, Tad (Danika) Mclain; three daughters, Tina (Terry) Rabenau, Debbie (Greg) Sherlock, Shelly (Ron) Kettle; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Russell, Wendell, Glen, Shane; three sisters, Iola, Frieda, Juanita; two sons, Dale, Todd; daughter-in-law, Charlotte; one grandson, Brandon.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL. Interment will follow the service at Dutton Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.

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