VeteranJunior Brooks

Junior BrooksJunior M. Brooks, 81, of Lewistown died at 10:37 a.m. April 7, 2008, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

He was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Lewistown, a son of George and Gladys Maranville Brooks. He married Norma Eaton on Dec. 31, 1951, in Havana. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Dale (and Deanna) Brooks of Canton; one daughter, Gail (and Tom) Berry of Lewistown; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

He was a World War II veteran serving on the USS Melvin.

He was a retired Corporal with the Illinois State Police, retiring in December of 1984. He later served as chief of police for the city of Lewistown for three years.

He was a member of Lewistown United Methodist Church, Illinois Troopers Lodge #41, Lewistown Lodge #104 AF and AM, Retired State Police Association, Lewistown VFW Post 5001, Fulton County Civil Defense and was an associate guardian of Job’s Daughters.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at his church with Rev. Bill Bunnage officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown with military rites accorded by Lewistown VFW Post 5001 and American Legion Bishop Post 1.

Memorials may be made to his church or American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be sent to www.henrylange.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/9/2008