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Obituary for Mr. William "Bill" Brooks

January 18, 1938 - May 2, 2017
Easley, South Carolina | Age 79


Bill Brooks
Easley, SC

William Matthew "Billy" Brooks, 79, of Easley, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's.

Born at home in Liberty, SC, he was a son of the late Walter Redmond Brooks and Inez Patterson Brooks.

Mr. Brooks was a graduate of Liberty High School and attended Clemson University. Living also in Colorado, he was a member of Lord Of The Valley Lutheran Church in Granby.

Throughout his life, Bill was involved in several career and personal endeavors. His career began as a school bus driver, followed by employment as a painter with Saco-Lowell, salesman for Liberty Life, retired as owner of Capri's Restaurant and developed The Shoppes at Brookside. He was active in several organizations including, Easley Baptist Hospital, Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library, Easley YMCA, Special Olympics, Alzheimer's Association, Southern Wesleyan University, Furman University, The Triune Mercy Center and others in Colorado.

He loved people, golfing, snow skiing, fishing, hunting, philanthropy and flying his planes.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Ivarson Brooks; a son, Mike Brooks, his wife Pam, grandchildren, Matthew Brooks and Landan Brooks; brothers, Richard Brooks (Judy), Vince Brooks (Pam) Bradley Brooks. Also, Leslie Brooks and a large extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Sybil Stewart, Marion Fowler and Juanita Revis; and brothers, Jerry and Junior Brooks.

A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown Easley.

The family will gather with friends and family immediately following the service at South & West, directly across from the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the employees at Pendleton Manor, Comfort Keepers, and Gentiva Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd. #L, Anderson, SC 29621 or

Condolences may be expressed online by visiting or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.

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