Alvin (Al) H. Brooks, age 93, passed away on Thurs., Dec. 28, 2017, peacefully in his home. Al was born on October 26, 1924 to the late Lewis and Netta (Davis) Brooks in Kind, VA. Alvin was a World War II veteran who served as an MP in the Army and a Ship Mate in the Merchant Marines. Alvin retired from Republic (LTV) Steel with more than 40 years.
Alvin is best known for his dedication the God that he served and to his church, closely followed by his devotion to his beautiful wife. To know Al was to meet someone who honored his God, his wife, his family and his principles in everything he did. Al was very athletic and a fierce competitor participating for years on the church softball and bowling leagues and in his retirement spent each morning swimming at the CYC and walked miles per day.
Alvin was predeceased by his most cherished wife, Olive M. (Smith) Brooks and his grandsons, Seth Yanko and Philip Gotschall; his siblings George Brooks, Henley Brooks, Inell (Nell Brooks) Becker, Henry Brooks and Floyd Brooks; and his in-laws, Kermit Smith, Leola (Smith) and Bruce Duvall, Sr., Norman Smith, Shipley Wright and Al Becker.
Alvin is survived by his daughters; Dr. Denise M. Brooks of Springfield OH, Renee' O. Sheridan of Canton OH and Jeannine (and Chris) Brooks of Stratford CT; son Vaughn A. Brooks of Jacksonville FL; grandsons Benjamin (and Dr. Katie) Sheridan; Ian (and Cailin) Brooks, Alexander Brooks and Zachary Brooks; and great-grandchildren Dominic, Xavier, Hunter, Gabriella and Max Sheridan and Russell and Oliver Brooks; his siblings, Mary (Brooks) Wright and Irvin Brooks; and his sisters-in-law, Suzanne Brooks, Florence Brooks and Virginia Brooks.
Calling hours will be held on Mon., 1/15, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at Reed's Funeral Home at 705 Raff Rd., Canton OH. Celebration of Alvin's life will be held immediately following with Reverend Taylor Williams officiating. Interment will be at North Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association in Alvin's name.
Please visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook.