Carl Edward Brooks, 70, was born June 7, 1944, in Orangeburg, son of the late Deacon Willie Webster Brooks and McPhine Jenkins Brooks. He departed this life on Friday, September 19, 2014 at his home in Bishopville.
Carl received his early education at West Lee Elementary School in Rembert. He received his high school education at Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy, Camden, and his Mathematics Degree from Morris College, Sumter, where he met his late wife, Martha.
In his youth, Carl joined Samaria Baptist Church, Springfield, and later he became a trustee of Jerusalem Stuckey Baptist Church. Additionally, he was a Prince Hall Free and Accepted Mason.
Carl was known as a leader in the community. After a brief tour of duty in the United States Army, he was honorable discharge as a Sergeant. His leadership ability was the key to his accomplishments in coaching sports, teaching and the community. He excelled in his coaching career as a softball coach at Bishopville High School and as a baseball coach with Parks and Recreation in Lee County.
A highly respected and well-known man, Carl was kind, generous, energetic and loving. He was constantly doing thoughtful things for his family, friends and community with never a thought of himself. He was a man of distinction. Loyal, loving, family oriented, and trustworthy are just a few words that describe the character of Carl Brooks. His personality brought light through darkness.
He was preceded in death by his loving and loyal wife of 25 years, Martha Williams Brooks. His survivors are: four children, Warren (Benita) Brooks of Charlotte, N. C., Arnold (Kimberly) Brooks and Donald (Lori) Brooks, both of Greenville, McPhine (Shawn) Dyson of Raleigh, N. C.; a very special friend, Minnie Jackson of Swansea; his mother-in-law, Margaret Williams of Woodruff; one brother, Lenior (Katherine) Brooks of Raleigh, N. C.; three sisters, Belita (Joseph) Broadus, Wanda (Joe) Simmons of Greenville, Lisa (Ernest) Coleman of Phoenix City, AL; ten grandchildren, Alexis, Myles, Ravin, Olivia Saxon, Victoria, Courtney, Olivia Simone, and Christian Arnold Brooks, Cameron Davis and Gabriel Dyson; one uncle, Enoch (Marcie) Jenkins of Orangeburg; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Saturday, September 27, 2014 from the Lee Central Middle School, 1800 Wisacky Highway, Bishopville, with the Reverend Richard Addison, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Mike Greer, Rev. LeBrian Cleckley, and Rev. Terry King.
The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 122 Broad Acres Road, Bishopville.
The Remains will be placed in the school auditorium at 12:00 noon.
The procession will leave from the home at 12:30 p. m.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be cousins and friends.
Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery, Pinchum Sly Road, Bishopville.