American Veteran 04

Chester Arthur Brooks

June 3, 1943 ~ February 27, 2020 (age 76)


Chester Arthur Brooks was born June 3, 1943 to Mary J. (Reed) and Arthur Brooks in Marion, Alabama. He was one of eleven children. He departed this life on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Chester enlisted in the United States Airforce on June 22, 1962 and received an honorable discharge on June 23, 1965. He was employed by International Harvester (Navistar) and retired in 2000 after 34 years of dedicated service. 

Chester married the love of his life Dorothy M. Lapsley on October 7, 1963. They shared 56 blissful years of marriage. With their union, they raised three children.

Chester was truly a family man. He loved to cook and also enjoyed listening to music and reading.

Chester leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife, Dorothy Brooks of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Anita (Charles) Jackson of Sugar Grove, IL and Michelle (Eugene) Chapman of Fort Wayne; one son, Carlos Brooks of Fort Wayne; three granddaughters, Alexis Chapman of Brookfield, WI, Cai Hodges-Brooks and Collin Hodges-Brooks both of Fort Wayne; two grandson, Aaron Chapman of Brookfield, WI and Canon Brooks of Fort Wayne; four brothers, Gaylord Brooks of Fort Wayne, Leonard (Debbie) Brooks of Battle Creek, MI, Leroy (Yvonne) Brooks and David (Deidra) Brooks both of Springfield, OH; six sisters, Dorothy Brooks-Carlisle of Battle Creek, MI, Loustella Curtis, Jessica Brooks and Debra (Larry) Williams all of Fort Wayne, Sandra Brooks of Atlanta, GA and Vicky (Nikta) Wilson of Geismar, LA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mary Brooks


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March 6, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Carmichael Funeral Service
831 E. Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

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