William Thomas Brooks

September 4, 1925April 13, 2018

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for William Thomas Brooks will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

Mr. Brooks died Friday, April 13, 2018. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Charles Lee Brooks and Annie Belle Glenn Brooks. He is predeceased by his brother, Charles Lee Brooks Junior and sister, Mildred Brooks Wall.

William attended the University of South Carolina, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He worked at the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation his entire career, starting in the mail room and retiring as Secretary Treasurer.

William will be most remembered by his devotion to Pinkie (his wife of 62 years), family, his military service and time spent on the South Carolina coast. As a graduate of USC, he loved the Gamecocks, some years more than others.

Surviving are his daughters, Linda Brewer and Judy Miller and her husband Mike; six grandchildren, Brooks Brewer and his wife Rhett, Price Brewer, McKenzie Brewer, Jordan Miller, Taylor Stocker, Reece Miller; six great-grandchildren, Casadi Brewer, Sarah Taylor Brewer, Townes Brewer, Annabelle Brewer, Deacon Stocker and Maveryck Stocker.

Memorials may be made to Mill Creek Cemetery Fund, 1579 Woodlake Drive, Columbia, SC 29206. Please sign the online guestbook at


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018

William Thomas Brooks

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Fletcher Spigner III

April 22, 2018

Very sad news to hear of this. I am so sorry.

Fletcher Spigner III
A Mill Creek Family
Columbia, SC

The Norman Temple Family

April 18, 2018

You are in our hearts and prayers, God Bless you all!

Kim DeBeaugrine Warner

April 17, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I have wonderful childhood memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

The George "Buck" Reed Family

April 17, 2018

Our prayers and thoughts are with your family, may God's love provide you strength and comfort!

James Nicks

April 17, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the family in this time of sorrow.

Garry Wooten

April 17, 2018

Deepest sympathy is extended to your wonderful family. Garry Wooten, Columbia, S.C.

g c

April 17, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Mitzi Reed Williamson

April 16, 2018

Linda and Judy,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I hold dear in my heart the wonderful memories of Mill Creek Church and your loving family. God Bless you. What a celebration there is in Heaven for you Dad!!

Betty & Jack Walters

April 16, 2018

McKenzie & Joe, Linda and Family you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in the loss of your loved one. May you find peace and comfort knowing that God will embrace and give you strength to get through this with the love of family and friends. I felt blessed to have heard about what a wonderful, sweet, loving, kind man he was from McKenzie and her fun times they had together. He will surely be missed. Heaven has gained another precious angel. God Bless You All