Michael W. Brooks, 66, passed away at 10:38 p.m. Sept. 9, 2013, at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Oct. 22, 1946, the son of Neil and Lila (Saylor) Brooks in Middlesboro, Ky.
Michael was a 1964 graduate of Kokomo High School and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1969 having done two tours in Vietnam. He was a machine operator at Chrysler for more than 25 years, retiring in 2004. He was a member of UAW 685, who loved golf, fishing, and the beach in South Carolina. His favorite saying was, “One day at a time.”
He is survived by his mother, Lila Brooks; daughters, Temple (Tony) Dominick, Irmo, S.C., and Hope (Doug) Moore, Greer, S.C.; grandchildren, Braxton and Ashlyn Moore; siblings, Gary (Marsha) Brooks, and Diana (David) Hale, nieces, Tara (Robert) Walker, Jana (Brian) Caudill, and, Amy (Marc) Imboden, a nephew, Deron (Julie) Hale; and several aunts, uncles, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Neil Brooks.
In keeping with Michael’s wishes, private services will be held at Albright Cemetery in Kokomo with Chaplain Bill Patrick officiating. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home and Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.
The family wishes to make a special thank you to the IU Medical Center transplant team as well as Community Howard Regional Hospital lab techs and radiology staff. They are especially appreciative of Alicia and Monica.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Transplant Emergency Fund, IU Health University Hospital, 550 N University Blvd., Room 4601, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Please make check payable to Methodist Health Foundation-Transplant and indicate in memory of Michael W Brooks. Messages of condolence may be left at: www.shirleyandstout.com.