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, IL, the son of Jasper & 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 & 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, IL. Mr. Brookins enjoyed tending to his livestock, welding & gardening.
Mr. Brookins is survived by his:
2 Sons: Dale Brookins & wife Penny of Whittington
Ron Brookins & wife Susan of Marietta, GA
Mallory Gibbs & husband Alex & their children, Cali & Keaton
Whitney Pulliam & husband Chris
1 Sister: Cleta Webster of Charleston, IL
Sister-in-law: Jacki Brookins of Tuscola
Brother-in-law: Dale Rose & wife Judy of Sesser
Mr. Brookins was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Sister -Janet Warpenburg & by 2 Brothers-Freeman Brookins & Carroll Brookins.
Graveside services will be held at 1 P.M. THURSDAY, Sept. 5th at the Williams Chapel Cemetery in Ewing with 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 www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com