Charles R. Brooks

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Charles Reid Brooks

87, passed away surrounded by family on April 13, 2013 at his home. Reid was born April 8, 1926 in Greens Fork, Indiana to Francis and Letha Brooks. He married Marilyn Mantooth on April 9, 1960 in North Salem, Indiana.

Reid was a Veteran of WWII. He graduated from Butler University with a Bachelors and Masters Degree. He taught school and was an elementary administrator for thirty-nine years. Reid loved painting and singing in his church choir. After retirement, he became an avid writer and published four books. He was a long time member of Westview Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn; children Beth (Mike) Miller, Scott (Corri) Brooks, Matt (Kelly) Brooks; grandchildren Patrick (Meagan) and Kristi Miller, Carly, Mandy, Allie Brooks, Sadie and Charlie Brooks. Reid is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters Alice Stephenson, Doris Durbin, and Elma Lou Carter.

A Memorial Service will be conducted by Mary Alice Mulligan of Westview Christian Church. The service will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m. at Speedway Baptist Church located at 2986 Moller Road in Indianapolis, Indiana. Friends may call before the service from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Westview Christian Church or IU Hospice.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 21, 2013
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