William E. “Bill” Brooks, 73, of Pittsburg, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Via Christi Hospital. He had been a resident of Arma Health and Rehab since October 2018.
He was born March 30, 1947 in Miami, Oklahoma, to William J. and Maxine Lavon (Tims) Brooks. He graduated from Pittsburg High School.
On June 12, 1970, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Vediz at Frontenac, Kansas. She preceded him in death on September 14, 2012.
Mr. Brooks worked as a welder for McNally’s.
He was a former member of the Elks Lodge. Bill loved to go bowling, golfing, fishing and gambling at the casinos. He was also a diehard Kansas City Chiefs Fan, and enjoyed their Super Bowl Championship. But most of all, he was proud of his grandsons and never missed any of their sporting activities.
Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Untereker of Pittsburg; two grandsons, Kyle and Dylan Untereker of Pittsburg; his father, William J. Brooks of Pittsburg; two brothers, Robert W. “Bob” Brooks and his wife, Jo of Olathe, Kansas and Steve A. Brooks and his wife, Janet of Columbus, Kansas; two sisters, Sharon E. Jones and her husband, Ray of Girard and Donna Parrill and her husband, Phil of Columbus, Kansas and a brother-in-law, Francis J. “Eggie” Vediz and his wife, Carolyn of Pittsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and wife.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 20) at the Brenner Mortuary, where friends may call after 10:00 a.m. to sign the register book. In respect for the family, we are asking that everyone practice public safety by wearing a mask and social distancing. Mr. Brooks has been cremated. The family suggests memorials be given to the American Diabetes Association or the Donor’s Choice. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.
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