William Keith Brooks passed away Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. Keith was a lifelong resident of Copperhill, TN, except for when he was in the United States Army, where he served two terms in the Korean War from 1949-1951, where he received 3 Purple Hearts. He was born on April 28, 1931, to James "Lint" & Mary Hendrix Brooks. Preceding him in death other than his parents is his brother Rudolph Brooks, his 1 st wife, the mother of his children Betty Sue Panter Brooks, and 2nd wife, Alice Dell Ray Brooks.
Keith is survived by his two sons William Kent Brooks and Jimmy Scott (Paula) Brooks, both of Copperhill, TN, two grandchildren Justin Scott Brooks & Amber Renee Brooks, both of Copperhill, TN, and four great-grandchildren Aidan Elizabeth, Vanessa Paige, Kassidy Skylar & Asa Tobias Brooks all of Copperhill, TN. Also, surviving are his brother, Wayne (Janice) Brooks of McCaysville, GA, and sister, Mildred Brooks Queen of Copperhill, TN. In addition to several nieces & nephews, three step-daughters, Wanda (Willy) Burke, Wilda Dickey & Wionna Walker, all of McCaysville, Ga, several step-grandchildren & great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral services will occur at the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kevin Chapman officiating the service. Pallbearers: Jay Brooks, Wayne Brooks, Jr., Gary Dillard, Bobby Hellerstedt, Evan Hellerstedt, and Brett Deal. Interment will take place at Copper Ridge Memorial Gardens with Military honors bt the North Georgia Guard.
The family will be receiving family and friends on Wednesday evening, October 27, 2021, from 5 PM to 8 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA, you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com