William Brooks Martin
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William Brooks Martin, 83, of Newburgh, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was born June 19, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Maurice Martin and Gladys (Johnson) Martin.
He was founder and first board President of the Ohio Valley Scenic Route where Ohio and Illinois joined the board. He was first President of the "Friends of Angel Mounds" where they expanded the site from 300 acres to 600 acres. Brooks was Board President of the Warrick County Library System and joined the new Historic Newburgh and secured its' non-profit status. He secured federal funding that was used to bring several well-known businesses to Newburgh and Warrick County.
Brooks was cremated at Alexander Funeral Home, where his ashes were divided with one burial next to his wife in Boonville, and the other to his brother, in northern Minnesota, where they will be scattered into a lake where he spent many summer vacations with his brother and sister-in-law.
He is survived by his brother, Brooks (Shirley) Martin, of Merrifield, Minn.
There will be no services at the funeral home.
Brooks' full obituary may be viewed and condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.
Published in Courier Press on Jan. 26, 2014