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Eli Brooks

March 24, 1950 — March 5, 2019

Bear Creek, N.C.

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.

Condolences may be offered online at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brush Creek Baptist Church

5345 Airport Rd, Bear Creek, NC 27207

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