Born March 9, 1938 in Peoria, Mr. Brooks retired from Caterpillar after 37 years.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Deloise Brooks, of Metropolis; three sons, David King and wife Marty, Danny King and wife Virginia and Tad McClain and wife Danika; three daughters, Tina Rabenau and husband Terry, Debbie Sherlock and husband Greg and Shelly Kettle and husband Ron; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Inez DeMoss Brooks; two sons; one daughter-in-law; one grandson; four brothers; and three sisters;
Funeral service was held Saturday at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville. Burial followed the service at Dutton Chapel Cemetery.