Charles William Brooks, age 95, passed away December 20, 2020, in Shawnee, OK.
He entered this life June 20, 1925 in Kearney, Missouri, the son of Jewel and Ida Brooks.
Charles is survived by his wife of 76 years, Wilma Maxine; son Charles Michael and wife Jackie of Tecumseh; grandson Logan C. Brooks and wife Katie, and great grandson Riley of Newalla, OK. He is also survived by sister Juanita DeWebber of Tecumseh; sister-in-law Lana Brooks, of Tecumseh; brother-in-law Monty Montgomery and wife Nina of Tecumseh; brother-in-law Otho Montgomery and wife Pat of Tecumseh; sister-in-law Irma Montgomery of Tecumseh and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Wilbert Brooks; Gilbert "Willy" Brooks and Lonnie Brooks and infant sister Marie.
Charles worked at Tinker Air Force Base TDR where he retired in 1980. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also an accomplished wood worker, building furniture to small wood cars for children. Never idle, there was also a project in progress. He enjoyed tinkering with small engines; if something was broken, he could repair it.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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