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Edward W. Brooks, 82, of Summer Shade, formerly of Urbana, Fisher and Saint Joseph, Illinois, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at Hospice House of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green.
He was born in Illinois the son of the late Les and Mintie Hunt Brooks. He was a retired homebuilder and farmer. He attended Glasgow Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Alice Basham Brooks; two sons, David Brooks (Lisa), of Saint Joseph, Ill., and Jeff Brooks of Summer Shade; three daughters, Connie Blacker (Larry), of Inverness, Fla., Linda Flickinger (Jim), of Glasgow, and Cindy Fox, of Jasper, Ind.; one brother, James Brooks, of Illinois; one sister, Ann Hood, of Illinois; nine grandchildren, Danny Blacker (Crissy), Matt Blacker (Vicki), Joey Blacker, Jim-Bob Flickinger, Chanda England (Josh), Justin Flickinger (Misty), Celee Wyatt (Billy), Jamie Brooks (Nichole) and Abby Brooks; three stepgrandchildren, Tristan, Tyler and Tanner Key; 14 great-grandchildren, Madison, Andrew, Noah and Lexie Blacker, Kora, Ryan and Tessa England, Jake, Khloe, Eli and Andrew Flickinger, Kinley Wyatt and Hailey and Lilly Brooks; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs, Buddy, Maggie, Rally and Annie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son; a brother; two stepbrothers; a sister; two stepsisters; and a nephew.
Mr. Brooks' wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial contribution may be made to your local humane society or Hospice of Southern Kentucky.
The long long night has passed. He is home at last.
Published on April 10, 2017
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