MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Clyde Cecil Brooks, 82, formerly of Centertown, and Taylorville, Ill., quietly passed away at his home with his family by his side. He died of myelofibrosis, a type of leukemia. He was born in Hopkins County, Ky., on May 20, 1938, son of the late Clyde and Louise Harmison Brooks.
Clyde was also preceded in death by his first wife, Jodie (Payne) Brooks and their infant daughter, Rebekah Brooks; his second wife, Virginia (Daugherty) Brooks and their son, Cecil Kevin Brooks; sister, Lydida Faye Farmer; and son-in-law, Herschel Ware.
Survivors include his wife of seven years, Janice Brooks; daughters, Teresa (Gene) Vincent of Centertown, Kathy (Marvin) Stevens, of Pawnee, Ill., and Carolyn Ware of St. Charles, Mo.; daughter-in-law Tanya Brooks, of Decatur, Ill.; stepdaughter, Donna Berry, of Madisonville; stepson, Troy Chambers, of Livermore; grandchildren, Ursula (Chuckie) Mabrey, Michael Vincent, Chris (Ashley) Vincent, William “Will” Stevens, Jennifer Stevens, Savannah (Josh) Ellis, Joe (Diane) Brooks, Josh Brooks and Nick Brooks; 14 great-grandchildren (with two due in June 2021); three step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; siblings, Willie (Jean) Brooks, of Zephyrhills, Fla., Juanita Chambers, of Madisonville and Lewis (Sherry) Brooks, of Nortonville, Ky.; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Lewis Brooks and Quentin Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Centertown Cemetery, Centertown. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions take the form of contributions to: Hospice of Hopkins County or St. Jude’s.
Online condolences may be sent to bevilbrosfuneralhomes.com.