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Russell William Brooks, 81, of Anderson, passed away on June 19, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 23, 1936. in Markleville, to Elsie Dewitt Keevin and William "Willie" Henry Brooks.
Russell attended Markleville High School
Russell retired from Anderson Community Schools after 41 years as a grounds and maintenance worker. He also retired from First Baptist Church as a custodian.
He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Anderson, and National Rifle Association (NRA).
Russell is survived by his loving wife, Julia "Judy" (Mitchell) Brooks of Anderson; two daughters, Kay (Bill) Day of Middletown, and Dawn Brooks of Muncie; six sons, William "Bud" Brooks of Surprise, Ariz., Tim Brooks Sr. of Peoria, Ill., Vernon Leslie of Middletown, Joseph Brooks of Rockford, Ill., Russell "Rusty" (Chris) Brooks of Tularosa, N.M., and John (Tari) Hendricks of Anderson; brother, Donald "Don" (Jane) Keevin of Anderson; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Henry Brooks; mother, Elsie Keevin; stepfather, Arnold "Doc" Keevin; and brother, James Brooks.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the funeral home with Dr. Art Jaggard officiating. Cremation will take place and burial will be at a later date in Anderson Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics.
Published on June 20, 2017
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