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Eli Franklin Brooks

March 24, 1950 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 68)

Mr. Eli Franklin Brooks, 68, of Bear Creek, NC passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Chatham Hospital in Siler City, NC. A memorial graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Eli was born on March 24, 1950 to William Glenn and Violet Marie Phillips Brooks. He was a retired from Olympic Steel, where he worked as a welder. Eli loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, working in his garden, riding his 4-wheeler and fixing and restoring anything mechanical.

In addition to his parents, Eli was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Fields Brooks; infant brother, William Alton Brooks and brother Howard Brooks.  

He is survived by his daughter, Brandy Brooks, of the home; sisters, Elizabeth “Lib” Thomas, of Bear Creek, Sarah Justice, of Bear Creek, Clara McMasters (Earl) of Staley; sister-in-law, Linda Brooks and many nieces and nephews who will miss their “Y”, who was much like a father to them.

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Joyce-Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Brooks Family.

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