BROOKS, William Emerson "Brooksie" 84, of Steubenville, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Trinity West.
He was born August 15, 1928, in Steubenville, the son of the late William Brooks and Freda Magruder Keith.
Brooksie was retired from the Jefferson County Sheriff Department as a deputy with 30 years of service, was a Catholic and a member of the FOP and the American Legion Post 33.
Brooksie is also preceded in death by his son, William Brooks, his wife, Ernestine Brooks, one brother, Hugey Matthews and one sister, Pearl Smith.
Surviving are one son; Wayne (Paula) Brooks of TX.; four daughters, Renee (Bruce) Brantley of IN., Shari Chavis of Pittsburgh, Candy (Raymond) Nieves of KY and Theresa Brooks of Wintersville, 20 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and his companion, Mary Ann Curfman.
Friends are invited to a memorial mass 10:00 am Friday at Holy Name Cathedral, Msgr. William Cornelius, celebrant.
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