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Wintford Edkar Brooks

December 9, 1937 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Wintford Brooks Obituary

Wintford Edkar Brooks

December 9, 1937 – December 27, 2023

Wintford Edkar Brooks, age 86 of Monroe, passed away at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at University Hospital – Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor.

Born December 9, 1937, in Tazewell, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Ed and Gracie (Gulley) Brooks. After moving to Monroe in 1955, Wintford would soon meet and later marry Mary “Pauline” Brooks on November 23, 1959; sadly, she preceded him in death on November 21, 1995. For 25 years he worked as a mold maker for Monroe Steel Castings Company until its closing. Wintford would later remarry to Rosemary Brooks on October 1, 2001; sadly, she preceded him in death on May 5, 2014.

Wintford enjoyed attending auctions and flea markets, often buying and reselling an interesting item he might find there. He was known for being strong-willed but also kind, giving, and caring. Wintford enjoyed people and it often seemed as though he had never met a stranger. He enjoyed driving around town and spending time relaxing and visiting with the folks at Bolles Harbor. Wintford loved his grandchildren and absolutely adored spending time with his great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his family as well as all those who knew and loved him.

To cherish his memory, Wintford leaves two sons, Wintford E. Brooks Jr. and Steven (Karen) Brooks; five grandchildren: Stephanie (Zachary) Wade, Steven Brooks Junior, Kevin Brooks, Samantha Brooks, and Felicia Brooks; and sixteen great-grandchildren.   

In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by one son, Teddy Brooks; two sisters, Blanche Earl and Mary “Etta” Goins; and one brother, Clarence “Elmer” Brooks.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2023, at Rupp Funeral Home, 2345 S. Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161 where services will be celebrated at 6 p.m. by Rev. Paul McNett. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will follow, and his cremated remains will be interred at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe, at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Wintford’s memory are suggested to the family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

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Visitation
Thursday
January 4, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rupp Funeral Home
2345 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 4, 2024

6:00 PM
Rupp Funeral Home
2345 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161

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