Brooks, Charles Crawford Charles Crawford Brooks was the fourth child born to William P. and Wilhelmina Eugenia Brooks of Asheville, North Carolina on November 3, 1919. He completed elementary school in Ashville, North Carolina and high school in Washington, D.C. Charles was attending Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia when World War Two started. He earned a certificate in Auto Mechanics and joined the United States Navy
. His training at Hampton Institute led him to achieve the rank of Airman First Class while in the service of his country during World War Two. He was very active in Saint Marks United Methodist Church and was named Man of the Year on several Occasions. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Syndonia Mae Brooks and four of his five brothers; William P. Brooks, Jr; James E. Brooks; Reuben Brooks and his youngest brother Horace W. Brooks. He leaves to cherish his memory, Booker T. Brooks, brother; Christopher Calloway, nephew; Peter C. Brooks, nephew; Crystal Jackson, niece; Lynn Newkirk, niece; several cousins and many loving friends. Charles passed on September 18, 2013. Visitation at A.A. Rayner & Sons Friday, September 27, 2013 from 2-9pm. Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:00am wake, 11:00am Funeral at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 8441 S. St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60619. Interment immediately following to Sunset Cemetery.