Shelbyville Daily Union

Obituaries

February 10, 2014

Charles D. "Chuck" Brooks

Charles D. "Chuck" Brooks

Decatur

Charles D. “Chuck” Brooks, 65, of Decatur, IL passed away at 5:37 on Saturday (Feb. 8, 2014) in his residence.

A service to celebrate Chuck’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday (Feb.13, 2014) at Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Moweaqua.

Chuck was born on March 7, 1948 in Moweaqua, IL, the son of Herschel W. and Pansey R. (Shewmake) Brooks, Sr.. He retired after 40 years of service from Wagner Casting Co. He was a member of Fun Time Cruisers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, antique collecting, auctions, flea markets and was a frequent diner at Diamonds Restaurant. Chuck married Marilyn K. Merold on October 5, 1968.

He is survived by his wife: Marilyn K. Brooks of Decatur, IL; sons: Chuck Brooks, Jr. and his wife Shannon of Harristown, IL, Adam Brooks of Decatur, IL; brothers: Herschel W. Brooks, Jr. and his wife Mary of Oakley, IL, Kenneth Brooks and hs wife Diana of Hudson, FL; grandchildren: Gian Carlo Francis of Harristown, IL, Kelsey Blakeman of Decatur, IL, Wade Brooks of Harristown, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Ivan Brooks and Larry Brooks, sister: Darlene Allsop, father-in-law and mother-in-law: John and Mary Merold, brother-in-law: John David Merold.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.

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