Donald W Brooks

October 8, 1958 - April 15, 2014

Donald William Brooks, 56, of Marysville, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A 1977 graduate of Big Walnut High School, he was involved in construction as a builder for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served with the Ohio National Guard. He enjoyed riding his Harley and especially liked sharing good times with family and friends. He was born October 8, 1958 in Westerville and was predeceased by his father, Donald H. Brooks and a granddaughter, Shiane Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Ruth McFarland Brooks; his mother, Ruby King Brooks of Westerville; his children, Autumn (Chris) Hughes, Cailean Brooks, Camden Brooks, Chris Barton and Roberta Barton; eight grandchildren, Shania, Gabe, Shelby, Chris, Faith, Shaylynn, Tristan and Ari; a brother, Joseph (Beth) Brooks of Upper Sandusky; a sister, Renata (Steve) Cheeseman of Millersport; his brother “from another mother,” Brian Gilbert; and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home where the family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Humane Society or the ASPCA. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwood16.wpengine.com.

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