Dennis Eugene Brooks, age 55, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 7:58 PM – Saturday, February 4, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
Masonic Rites with funeral services following will be held at 12:00 PM (Noon) – Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Scott Avenue Christian Church in Newton, Illinois. Burial will be in Brooks Cemetery north of Newton, Illinois, with full military rites by the Jasper Post #20 American Legion. Visitation will be held 2 hours before the service at the church. In loving memory of Dennis, memorials may be made to his grandchildren’s education fund. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
Dennis was born on January 17, 1962, in Robinson, Illinois, the son of Ralph Dean and Almeda Rae (Hester) Brooks. He was a 1980 graduate of Casey High School in Casey, Illinois, and a 2011 graduate of Olney Central College. Dennis served his country in the United States Air Force for 18 years where he served as supply sergeant of the 552 Air Control Wing at Tinker Airforce Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After his service in the air force he became a prison guard working in Plainfield, Indiana.
Dennis was a member of Scott Avenue Christian Church and enjoyed his Monday Night men’s Bible study classes. He was a member of the Del City Masonic Lodge in Del City, Oklahoma. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and camping.
Dennis is survived by: Children – Daniel (Billi) Brooks of Willow Hill, Illinois and Jacob (Kehli Lautenschlager) Brooks of Newton, Illinois, Grandchildren- Willow Brooks and 2 grandsons to be born soon, Sisters- Doris Facer of Newton, Illinois, Deania (Tony) Trimble of Newton, Illinois, Anna (Joshua) Shlachter of Gurnee, Illinois and Janet Creamer of Newton, Illinois.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents Eugene and Ruby Hester and Victor and Beulah Brooks.