February 6, 1934 ~ February 19, 2011

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

CHARLES LLOYD BROOKS ASHEVILLE – Charles Lloyd Brooks passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the age of 77. A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Burgin Lucius and Mamie Spivey Brooks. Mr. Brooks retired in 1992 from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed greatly by his family. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Catherine Hawkins Brooks; his daughter Lynne Brooks Willis and husband Tim of Asheville; his daughter Lori Brooks Howard and husband Michael of Candler; and three grandsons Nathaniel, Joshua and Aaron Howard. Private memorial services will be held at a later date; however, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Hearts with Hands, PO Box 6444, Asheville, NC 28816 or to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Catherine, Lynn, Lori and families . . .
    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing . . . it’s just so hard to say good-bye to such a special friend. You are all like family to Dad and Mom and we will miss Charles greatly! He was always so good to do special things around the house for them. Please know that he and all of you are so loved and appreciated.

  2. Dear Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much Charles meant to my Papa and Granny (Leonard and Mildred). He will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Desiree ‘Austin’ Clonch

  3. Lynne,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I hope you and your family can find peace and comfort with each day.
    You are and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. To Mrs Brooks, Lynne, Lori and family, I work closely with Lynne and she has shared with me the struggles her Dad has faced in the past months. You will all be in my prayers. May God comfort and bless you during this time in your lives.

  5. Dear family,
    I grew up with Charles. We started first grade together. He was always an exsample for others.
    I lost track of him in later life.
    He is and will always be a part of my growing up years.
    God bless and give you comfort in this time.
    Always a friend,
    Jean Crook Harris

  6. Lynne and family,

    We were so sorry to learn about the loss of your father. May God give you the peace and comfort as only He can.

    Ronnie and Marian McMahan

  7. Dear Lynne, Catherine, Lori and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss; Charles was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed. May God give you strength and comfort during this terrible time of sorrow.
    With all our love,
    Lynn, Gary and Austin

  8. Dear Mrs.Brooks and family,
    I was saddened to read of Charlie’s death in today’s paper. Although I retired 7 years before Charlie I remember him fondly as a friend and fellow worker. I never rememnber him to be angry or upset and always willing to do any work asked of him.
    Please accept my sincere condolences.

    David Moore

  9. Dear Lynne,
    Sincere thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this time. May god’s grace suffice during these difficult days.

    Sincerely, Howard

  10. Lynne,
    So sorry to hear about your Dad. We send our condolences and prayers that God will comfort you during this time of grief.
    Tom & Mary Keller

  11. Dearest Catherine and Family,

    We are so sorry to learn the sad news of Charles’ passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Maxine and Charlie

  12. Lynne,
    So sorry to hear about your dad. I know fathers are special to their girls and I know you will miss him. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Dear Mrs. Brooks and Lori, I worked with Charlie back in the late 80’s and early 90’s at the Merrimon Ave. P.O.. Charlie was always kind and I really thought the world of him. I now work with Lori driving a school bus since I retired. My prayers are with the family.

  14. Lynne,
    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your Dad. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. With time my hope is that you will find solace in the good memories you have of him. Best wishes, Gail

  15. Dear Brooks Family,
    I sat next to Charles in dialysis and am so sorry to lose this fine gentleman. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

    The love for his family and from his family was quite obvious to me and it was a privilege to know such a wonderful man.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  16. Lynne, I was saddened to learn of the death of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  17. Catherine, Lynn, Lori and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    We always enjoyed the times our families had joint celebrations at Christmas as well as Nathaniel, Joshua and Aaron’s birthdays. It was so good to visit with everyone. The boys loved their grandfather and he loved them. They have wonderful memories that will be cherished for years to come.

    Please know that we will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

    Jerry and Diana


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