WHITTINTON — Elmer M. Brookins 81, of Whittington, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 31, 2019, surrounded by his family.
He was born Nov. 27, 1937, in Charleston, Illinois, the son of Jasper and Kathryn (Strader) Brookins.
He married Marilyn Jane (Rose) on Nov. 30, 1958, and she preceded him in death on May 18, 2018.
Mr. Brookins was owner and operator of Brookins Small Engine Repair. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton. He was a retired coal miner, retiring from Consolidated Coal Co., and had been the owner of Brookins Donut Shop in Charleston, Illinois.
Mr. Brookins enjoyed tending to his livestock, welding and gardening.
Mr. Brookins is survived by his two sons, Dale Brookins and wife, Penny, of Whittington, and Ron Brookins and wife, Susan, of Marietta; five grandchildren, Mallory Gibbs and husband, Alex, and their children, Cali and Keaton, Chelsea Brookins, Whitney Pulliam and husband, Chris, Tyler Brookins and Chandler Brookins; one sister, Cleta Webster, of Charleston, Illinois; sister-in-law, Jacki Brookins, of Tuscola; and brother-in-law, Dale Rose and wife, Judy, of Sesser.
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Mr. Brookins was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Janet Warpenburg; and two brothers, Freeman Brookins and Carroll Brookins.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Williams Chapel Cemetery in Ewing with the Rev. Eddie Paul Davis officiating.
Those attending the service on Thursday are requested to meet at the cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials in Mr. Brookins' name may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church Outreach Program.
For more information or to send online condolences please visit mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.
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