Claud L. Brooks of Trotwood, Ohio was born to the late Ella Mae Sterling Brooks and Jessie Brooks on April 21, 1942, in Hobbs, New Mexico. He passed Monday, December 21, 2020 in Dayton, Ohio.
His mother convinced him to join her church, Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, later in life. After graduation from Hobbs High School, he became a member of the United States Air Force (USAF), where he retired after 20 years. He then spent another 20 years working at Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA).
He loved to be active, working on cars, being outdoors, working in the yard and garden, but hated cold weather. He also enjoyed, fixing things around the house and spending time in his train room.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Margene Brooks; brothers, Lorenzo Bennett, Curtis (Pearl) Petties, James Petties; sisters, Mary L. Brooks, and Betsy Brooks; in-laws, John and Margaret McKinney, and sister-in-law, Mary L. Wilson.
He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Martha Gail McKinney Brooks of Trotwood, Ohio; daughter, Shanin Marcella Brooks of Westerville, Ohio; sisters, Dorothy Swanson of Dallas, Texas, Janice Brooks of Hobbs, New Mexico; brothers, Tommy (Brenda) Brooks, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jessie L. Brooks of Atlanta, Georgia; brothers-in-law, Jonathan L. (Wanda) McKinney, Bishop Edward Wilson and many other family members and friends.
Walk-through visitation 10 am-12 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Private Service. Interment Dayton National Cemetery.
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