Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Earl Thomas Brooks

Earl Thomas Tom Brooks, age 66, of East Whitney Avenue, Shelby, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 1, 2008 at Med Central Shelby Hospital.

He was born August 18, 1941 in Richland County, Ohio the son of the late Earl M. and Josephine R. (Rock) Brooks

He retired from Copperweld in Shelby in 2005 after 38 years of service.
Tom was a member of Taylortown Community Church. He enjoyed cars, attending car shows and watching horse racing. He loved the outdoors. Tom’s greatest pleasure was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Tom is survived by 2 sons and spouses, Rick and Robin Brooks of Mansfield, and Michael and Deborah Brooks of Savannah; 4 grandchildren Amber, Nathan, Chris, and Tiffany Brooks; 2 brother, Charles Bill and Alma Brooks of Shelby, James and Glenda Brooks of Shelby;
a brother-in-law, Kenneth Bishop of Wadsworth, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice K. (Searls) Brooks in 2003, 2 sisters, Dolores Jean Hartz and Shirley Bea Bishop, and a brother-in-law Robert Hartz.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be Monday, May 5, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Taylortown Community Church, with Rev. Doug Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Richland Church of the Brethren Cemetery on Linn Road. Memorial expressions may be made to Med Central Hospice.
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Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    Family_of: Earl Thomas “Tom” Brooks
    Your_Name: James Brooks


    A very sweet man was taken to heaven to be with God and all the others that have passed before him. A wonderful Father, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend has left and will be dearly missed. His wisdom and guidance will be also missed. We all loved him and cherished him so very much that a large hole was left in our hearts this day.

    Boys and Daughters-in-law, keep your chins up and remember what your father has taught you and all the moments that you cherished with him. Remember also he is always alive in our hearts and memories.

    Grandchildren, your grandfather loved you very much he talked about you even before you were born. He talked about how much he was going to spoil you and love you and take care of you. I think he has done that in so many different ways. Each of you will know and remember what he was to each and everyone of you. Remember that he is always alive in your hearts and memories for as long as you remember and cherish all the loving memories that you have of your grandfather.

    With love and deepest condolences.

    James M. Brooks Jr.

    Family_of: Tommy Brooks
    Your_Name: Homer & Barbara Au

    We both are so sorry for your loss. Tommy was a wonderful man. He will be missed by all that knew him. Homer&Barb Au

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