Charles William “Bill” Brooks
Charles William “Bill” Brooks, age 84, of Shelby, died unexpectedly Friday, April 24, 2015 at Ohio Health MedCentral Shelby Hospital.
Bill was born February 17, 1931 in Weller Township, Richland County, Ohio the son of the late Earl M. and Josephine (Rock) Brooks. He attended Union High School and was a member of the 164th Fighter Squadron (now known as the 179th Air Lift Wing) in Mansfield from 1950-1953.
In 1996 he retired from Copperweld in Shelby, after 30 years of service, where he was affectionately known as “Groundhog”. Prior to that he worked at Richland Shale Brick in Mansfield.
Bill was a member of the First Church of God in Shelby and prior to that he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Shelby where he was an usher, greeter, and served on the board of deacons. He enjoyed watching the OSU Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and Indians, Dallas Cowboys and Nascar. His hobbies included detailing cars, gardening, attending tractor pulls and working word find puzzles. He was also very proud of his collection of bald eagle figurines.
He is survived by his wife: Alma (Stover) Brooks whom he wed on August 22, 1953; their children: Billie Jo “BJ” (Robert) Shaull, Laurie (Larry) Partee, Timothy (Kelsie) Brooks, Scott (Heather) Brooks all of Shelby; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Glenda Brooks and Martha Stover; brothers-in-law: Kenneth Bishop and David Harvey. He was preceded in death by brothers: Earl Brooks and James Brooks; sisters: Jean Hartz and Bea Bishop.
Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM at the First Church of God, 3616 State Route 39, Shelby with Pastor George Johnson and Bill’s niece, Pastor Diana Stover officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to the American Heart Association or to American Cancer Society.
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