Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

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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Memories & Condolence

  1. Shirley Fagan says:

    So sorry for your loss, lot’s of good memories from the past. May he r.i.p.

  2. Jack Tackett says:

    Alma, Scott, Tim, and girls, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I never knew a more pleasant, jolly man. Bill was an inspiration to many. He will be missed, but at peace with the Lord. You are in my prayers,

  3. Linda Stentz says:

    Scott ,
    Sorry to read of ur father’s death. May God wrap his arms around you n the whole family during this difficult time n in the days to come .
    Linda Stentz

  4. Missy Griggs (Johnson) says:


    So sorry to hear of your dads passing. My thoughs and prayers are with you and your family. Your dad’s kind spirit and smiling face will be missed by all.

  5. Lauri Harvey says:

    Dear Alma and Family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was such a sweet, gentle man. All my memories of him involve him smiling and being so polite and friendly. He was a treasure.
    With sincerest sympathy,

  6. Bill Godby says:

    Dear Alma, Tim, Scott, Billie Jo and Laurie,
    I just found out about the passing of Bill and I am so very sorry. He will be greatly missed.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Bill & Beth

  7. Kenny Biglin says:

    Scott, Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thought’s are with you during this difficult time.

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