HICKORY - Donald Eugene Brooks, 80, of Hickory, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Sherrills Ford Hospice House.
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Born May 29, 1933, in Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Charlie Cletus "C.C." Brooks and Louise Bridges Brooks.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John David Brooks; and sister Mary Brooks McClain.
Mr. Brooks was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired as a plant manager from Southern Hosiery. He was also a member of the V.F.W. and helped build the First United Protestant Church.
He is survived by two sons, Bryan E. Brooks of Hickory and Michael A. Brooks and wife April of Conover; a sister, Sharon Brooks Cantrell and husband Jackie of Shelby; brother-in-law, Bob McClain of Concord; sister-in-law, Sylvia Langston of Greensboro; grandchildren, Jeffrey Scott Brooks of Hickory, Corey Alan Brooks of Connelly Springs, Tiffney Paige Brooks of Conover, and Bryanna Michelle Brooks of Taylorsville; great-grandchildren, Austin Lane Brooks and Madix Danielle Brooks, both of Connelly Springs; special pet, Prissy of the home; and a number of nieces, nephews and many special friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Funeral service: 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory.
Burial: Will follow at Conover City Cemetery
Funeral home: Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family.
Online condolences: www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com
Bass-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory
334 2nd Street NW Hickory, NC 28601
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 22, 2014