4/26/2020 6:35:00 PM William Monroe Brooks May 12, 1938 - April 26, 2020
NEWTON, N.C. - William Monroe Brooks, 81, of Newton passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at his residence.
He was born May 12, 1938 in Catawba County to the late Howard and Naomi Thornburg Brooks. William retired after 30 years of service with Lee Industries, was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Newton and enjoyed collecting antique cars.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Martha Propst Brooks; son, Robby Lee Brooks; sister, Alice Rebecca Wilson and son-in-law, Grady Benfield.
Those left to cherish his memory are son Terry Brooks of Newton; daughter Loujean Benfield of Newton; sister Kathy Brooks and husband Lynn Tallant of Newton; grandchildren Cameron Gosnell, Chris Brooks (Verna), Brandy Benfield, Amanda Brooks (Simon Mejia) and Matthew Brooks (Amber); and many great-grandchildren.
A memorial service for immediate family to celebrate William’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service in Newton. Rev. Don Sigmon will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.
Condolences may be sent to the Brooks family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com.
Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Brooks family.