Carl Brooks

Obituary of Carl Kenneth Brooks

Carl Kenneth Brooks, affectionately called “Papa” was born to the late Amos & Tennie Brooks on December 30, 1938 in Orangeburg, SC.  He peacefully fell asleep in death on Friday June 25, 2021. In the last hours of his life he was surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and great-grand children. 

Carl symbolized his dedication to Jehovah by being baptized on May 21, 1971.  He was associated with a few congregations in his 50 years as a baptized member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  He was currently serving as an elder in the Five Points Congregation.  He formed many good friends in these congregations whom he loved and they loved him.

 Some of Carl’s favorite hobbies that he loved were fishing, cooking, gardening and going to the auction. During his many fishing trips he always enjoyed admiring Jehovah’s creation.

The family is so thankful that they were able to celebrate Papa and Mama’s 44th wedding anniversary with family and a few friends a couple of weeks ago. We will be forever grateful that, even though, we are a blended family, we loved our " dad/papa "  and we know that he loved all of us too.We look forward with you, to welcoming him back in the promised ressurrrection.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents,his two brothers,William(Bill) Brooks and Robert Gerald Brooks;three sisters, Rachel Jeannette Brooks, Dorothy Faye Jemigan and Judy Sitton. Also a son, William David Sanders, a daughter Dawn Sanders Bland and a grandson Loren Grey Lockwood.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Carolyn Shelley Brooks, his children, Natalie Brooks Rumsey (Tony) of Blythewood, Tammy Brooks of Hopkins; Glenn Brooks (Terri) of Hopkins, Tim Brooks (Lisa) of St. Louis , MO, Gail Sanders Hawa (Wayne) of Conway, SC, Derrick Lane (Faye) of Columbia, along with his 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

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