Earl Brooks, 92, of Wilmington, Ill., formerly of Avondale, Pa., passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, Ill. He was the husband of the late Carrie Miller Brooks who passed away in 2004 and with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.Born in Piney Creek, N.C. he was the son of the late Emory and Frona Ham Brooks.

A veteran, he served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army. He worked for various growers in the mushroom industry.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and walking.

He is survived by his son, Dennis E. Brooks and daughter, Arlene L. Hankins and her husband, James, all of Wilmington, Ill.; one brother, Lester; and two sisters, Berlia and Neva; and one granddaughter, Tracy Harding.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Ruth and four brothers, Paul, Lee, Warren, and Dean.

A funeral service were held Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, Pa. 610.869.2685.

Interment followed in Oxford Cemetery, 226 N. Third Street, Oxford, Pa. 19363.

Online condolences may be sent to www.griecofuneralhomes.com.

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