Donnie L. Brooks
Age 80, of Canton passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. He was born Aug. 7, 1933, in New Matamoras, Ohio, to the late Dalton Barnhart and Nettie Brooks. Donnie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from LTV/Republic Steel after 34 1/2 years of service. Donnie was a member of North Industry Christian Church, Eagles Club #141 Canton, Philomatheon Society of the blind, Mayfield Senior Walker Club, Leisure Lees and Canton South AARP. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Louis, June, Charles, Robert and Jack Brooks; sisters, Helena Patterson and Ruther Miller.
Donnie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Faye; brother, John (Margaret) Brooks; sister, Mary (John) Geisler; brothers-in-law, John (Dee) Willaman and Donald Willaman; sister-in-law, Fannie Aubill; special nephew, Tim Godfrey; and niece, Vicki Godfrey; special friends, Joe and Joann; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at North Industry Christian Church, 425 45th St. S.W., Canton, OH 44706 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Steve Kimbrel officiating. The Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the North Industry Christian Church Improvement Fund. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website:
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository on Feb. 20, 2014