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Morris Wayne Brooks

Morris Wayne Brooks

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Morris Wayne Brooks, 78, of Sparta, IL; born on February 21, 1946 in Slaughters, KY, the son of Robert and Loretta (Helman) Brooks; passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at home.

Morris was an electrician at Zeigler Coal Mine for about fifteen years.  He then went on to start his own trucking company called, ‘Morris Brooks Trucking’ which he had for twenty years.  Morris enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping with his family, especially at Kentucky Lake.  Some people knew Morris by the name ‘Gator’, which was given to him after a trip to Florida many years ago.  He loved jugging and running trot lines to catch catfish.  Morris also liked watching NASCAR, drag races and hot rods.

Morris is survived by his loving wife of 51 years – Loretta (Pendergraff) Brooks of Sparta, IL to whom he married on January 17, 1973 in Elizabethtown, IL; two sons – Christopher Brooks of O’Fallon, IL and Jamie (Melissa) Brooks of Sparta, IL; five grandchildren – Christopher Brooks, Connor Brooks, Lucas Brooks, Cameron Brooks, and Isabella Brooks; one sister – Betty Yarborough of Jackson, MO; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother – Robert Earl Brooks; sister – Joyce Frederick.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.

It was his wish to be cremated and no services will be held at this time.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Alan &Paulette Ashbrook says:

    Loretta and Family,
    Alan and I are truly sorry to hear of. Morris’ passing. Know we are praying for your comfort during this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Alan and Paulette

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  1. Loretta and Family,
    Alan and I are truly sorry to hear of. Morris’ passing. Know we are praying for your comfort during this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Alan and Paulette

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