Douglas G. Brooks Sr.
August 6, 1934 – June 2, 2018
Douglas G. Brooks Sr. of Peoria passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, with his family by his side. Doug was a member of The Operating Engineers Local 649 for 66 years. He was also a member of the Peoria Moose Lodge, where he held many offices, and the American Legion in Bartonville. Born August 6, 1934, the son of Arthur and Dorothy Brooks, he married Carole Quick in Missouri on November 3, 1953. They would have celebrated 65 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife; three children, Debra (Rick) McCool, Cindy (Greg) Forbes and Doug (Karen) Brooks Jr. He has six grandchildren, Amy (John) Heerman, Ricky (Diana) McCool Jr., Jessica and Brandon Brooks and Bryson and Brody Forbes. There are seven great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Abby and Brendan Heerman, Josselyn and Keegan Brownfield and Nash and Dylan McCool. His wife, children and grandchildren were the love of his life. He was preceded in death by a son, a brother, sister and parents. A service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018, with visitation one hour prior to the service at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Burial will follow the service at Smithville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Methodist Hospice. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.
- Arthur Brooks, Father
- Dorothy Brooks, Mother
- Carole (Quick) Brooks, Wife
- Debra (Rick) McCool, Daughter
- Cindy (Greg) Forbes, Daughter
- Doug (Karen) Brooks Jr., Son
- Amy (John) Heerman, Granddaughter
- Ricky (Diana) McCool Jr., Grandson
- Jessica Brooks, Granddaughter
- Brandon Brooks, Grandson
- Bryson Forbes, Grandson
- Brody Forbes, Grandson
- Alyssa, Abby and Brendan Heerman, Josselyn and Keegan Brownfield, Nash and Dylan McCool, Great-Grandchildren
- He was preceded in death by a son, a brother, sister and parents.
- Methodist Hospice
- Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 7, 2018
Douglas G. Brooks Sr.
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June 6, 2018
I grew up by my Uncle and the one memory I have was his infectious laugh during family dinner get togethers with Gram frying some catfish up. I wish I could imitate that laugh - each time I was around him and he started in with it - it always brought a grin to my face. It did not take long to see the love he held for his wife and children and of course no doubt has as well ushered unto his grandchildren. My condolences to all his immediate family during this most painful time. May God provide comfort to you during this difficult time.
June 5, 2018
To Carole and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be thinking of you during this loss. Betty Quick.