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.
Mary, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Take care and blessings, Eloise, JJ, Valdy, and Erik
Mary and Family, I was distressed to read about Charles in today’s paper. Regardless of age, health, or any other circumstance we are never ready to lose our loved ones. I still remember your Mom and her cheerful personality at the switchboard at City Hall. Our only comfort at this time has to come from a real Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the manifested concern of caring friends. Please know we are thinking of you and will hold you in our prayers. Joe
Charles was a dedicated railroad employee, he loved his family and was a good friend.
Mary, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Kathy and Jan
I know this is hard for you, to say the least. I may not be able to be close to you in person, but I am here for you if you need me.