SIDNEY — Claude E. Brooks, 73, of 2901 Fair Road, passed away at 2 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Fair Haven County Home.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1940 in McCreary County, Kentucky, the son of the late Edwin and Juanita (Young) Brooks. On Nov. 26, 1987, he married Brenda J. Brooks, who preceded him in death on May 31, 2014.
He is survived by four children, Rick Brooks, Edwin Brooks, Bobby Brooks and Debbie (Jace) Creech, all of Sidney; three stepchildren, David (Anna) Knasel, of Somerset, Kentucky, Joyce (Chuck) Wood, of Warsaw, Missouri, Johnny (Tiffany) Knasel, of Sidney; one sister, Loretta Douglas, of Plattsville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Claude was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Claude Brooks and Tracey Brooks, and one sister, Thelma Elmore.
Claude spent his working career as a welder. He enjoyed NASCAR and loved to go fishing.
Mr. Brooks was a member of the Sidney Apostolic Temple where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, with the Rev. Mark Hina officiating.
Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. in Sidney. Condolences may be expressed to the Brooks family at the funeral home website, www.cromesfh.com.