The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 11, 2012

Floyd Brooks


GEORGETOWN — Floyd Brooks, 75, of Georgetown, passed away at home on Dec. 9, 2012, to follow the path to our Lord.

He was born Nov. 27, 1937, in Butler County, Ky., to Johnny and Daisy Phelps Brooks.

He was married to the love of his life, Patricia Mourer, on Nov. 20, 1956, and from that union came nine children with five surviving: Alice (Bruce) Shoemaker of Covington, Ind., Ronald of Georgetown, David (Sharon) Brooks of Edmonton, Ky., Laurie (Christopher) Jenkins of Indianapolis, and Darrell Brooks, of Georgetown.

Grandchildren they also raised: Bobby (Robin) Brooks of Georgetown, Dwayne Riggle of Cedar Lake, Ind., Christopher Riggle of Georgetown, and Amy (Brian) Collom of Mesa, Ariz. He also was blessed with 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He also is survived by his brother, James Brooks of Brocton, and a large number of nieces and nephews.

He will be missed by all of his family and friends along with his daughter-in-law, Susan; and special friend, Lee Griffith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, three sons, one daughter, one grandson, one granddaughter, one great-grandson, two brothers and two sisters.

Floyd attended Butler County schools until the eighth grade and worked his whole life, starting on a farm and then as a part-time police officer for Westville along with retiring from Alith Prouty. He also did driving and hauling of grain. He took care of his family, always.

Floyd never knew a stranger, and anyone was always welcome at his table. We all love and miss him, but we know he is headed to a better life. Amen.

A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Elwood Cemetery, Georgetown, with Pastor Roger Mertens officiating.

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