Charles Daniel Brooks Jr.
1936 - 2020
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Age 83, was born November 12, 1936 in Gary, Indiana. Charles passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020. A lifelong resident of Gary, Charles graduated from Gary Roosevelt High School in 1954. Charles was a lifelong member of Israel CME Church. Charles is a graduate of John Marshall University (Doctorate of Jurisprudence-1984), DePaul University (MBA in Finance-1977), and Indiana University-Northwest campus (Accounting-1973). Charles became a Certified Public Accountant and served as an Accountant with Inland Steel (1975 through 1987).

Charles established his private accounting practice from 1980 to 1985, and his private law offices from 1985 to present.

Additionally, Charles served as Chairman and Director of the Methodist Hospital Board of Trustees (2004 to current), President and Trustee for the Gary Community Schools Corporation (11 years), Lake County Circuit Court Probate Commissioner (2000-2004), Assistant Attorney for Lake County (1987-2000) and Attorney for the Police Civil Service Commission and the Gary Public Library system. Charles also served on the Gary Economic Development Foundation.

Charles was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the James C. Kimbrough Jr. Law Association, the Lake County Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association and Jack and Jill.

Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Claudia W. Brooks, and his parents Charles Sr. and Olive Brooks, as well as his sister Olive J. Brooks-Welton. He is survived by children, Linda M. Brooks, Carlton D. Brooks (Bonita), Glynis K. Brooks, Brandon D. Brooks, and stepson Lemuel D. Williams, Jr. (Billy), as well as his sisters Margaret R. Warren and Blanche B. Stubbs; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is Friday, February 28, 2020 from noon to 8 p.m.; Family Hour 6-8 p.m., to include a Kappa Alpha Psi ceremony at the Guy and Allen Funeral Home, 2959 W. 11th Avenue, Gary, Indiana. Funeral services will take place at Israel CME Church, 23rd and Washington St. in Gary on Saturday, February 29, 2020 (visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Reflections 10:30-11:00am with the funeral service to follow). Internment is at Ridgelawn Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26, 2020.
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February 17, 2021
My beloved cousin, how I miss you. I am so thankful that I have so many memories. They are very happy ones. They will always be with me, as will you. My heart is full today. Doesn't feel like you've been gone a year. Love you and will miss you always.
Zenobia Hodges
March 16, 2020
My condolences to the Brooks family. I did not find out until weeks later that Charles had passed.

Lemuel Stigler
March 2, 2020
Our sincere condolences to Carlton and the Brook's family. Our prayers are with you.
Paul Kercher
February 28, 2020
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February 27, 2020
Rest in Heaven, my dear, dear, cousin until we see each other again. I will miss you, I will always love you.
Zenobia Hodges
February 26, 2020
To Linda and the family..... I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You have my sincerest and deepest sympathy.
Natalie Parr Stewart
February 26, 2020
To the family of Attorney Brooks.
A Rose has bloomed in Heaven and
whenever loved ones part,
they blossom forth in memories
in the Gardens of the Heart. Much heartfelt sympathy and peace be unto you as you journey through this loss of your loved one.
Mildred Sease
February 26, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Brook's family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Alma Cappadora
February 26, 2020
To Linda:

My thoughts and prayers to you our sister and your family during this difficult time.

Atty. Rosalind Parr
February 26, 2020
My sincere condolences to Margaret Warren and the Brooks family on the loss of your brother/ family member. May the Lord give you peace during this difficult time. I will be praying for you and your family.
Gloria Terry
February 25, 2020
Our family will miss. We cherish our memories of him.
Dorna Warren Robinson
February 25, 2020
My heart is broken. Atty Brooks was such a a wonderful person. But God new he needed to be with his beautiful wife. God Bless his family.
Tracy Ward
February 25, 2020
To the family of Charles Brooks:

We extend to you our heartfelt condolences and our prayers.

Charles was a friend of our family, as was is dear wife Claudia (my supervisor at NIPSCO)

Our prayer is that God will comfort your hearts during this difficult time and give you peace.

Yours in Christ
Syrathia & Milton, Sr. IRONS-THAXTON
February 24, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Mr Brooks' family.
Praying for his family.
Elois Garner
February 24, 2020
Charles and I go back to our days as freshmen at the "Velt." As juniors and seniors we were members of "The Cardinals,"a club that included fifteen teenagers destined to show the world a finished product.

We both graduated in the Class of 1954, and we both were officers in our alumni association, Charles Brooks as treasurer, Charles Sherrell as president. I counted our number of members, As a sharp CPA, Brooks counted the number of dollars in our treasury. I surely miss him.
February 24, 2020
My sincere condolences on the passing of my cousin. May he rest in peace.
Jeannie Wash-Coleman
Jeannie Wash-Coleman
February 23, 2020
To Linda and Family

I'm sorry for your loss my sympathy and condolence goes out to you at this time.God bless you all and hold on to God's unchanging hand.

P Blake Gary
Patty Blake
February 23, 2020
Praying for all of the family. May God continue to bless and keep you.

Mary (Dunham) Williams and Family
Mary Williams
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