October 19, 1927 ~ May 20, 2009
Born in: Haywood Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Charles Noah Brooks, 81, of 68 Wilshire Drive, Asheville, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center. A native of Haywood Co., Mr. Brooks attended Warren Wilson College before serving with the U.S Army during WWII. He later worked for Norfolk and Southern Railways, and retired after 42 years. Mr. Brooks is survived by his wife Mary Messer Brooks; nieces and nephews, Gary Brooks, Dolores Bane, Jewell Gordon, Roger Buckner, Rick Crompton, and John David Crompton; and several great-nieces and nephews. A graveside service for Mr. Brooks will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. John Erwin officiating. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.