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Tom Brooks

Dec 20th, 1956 - Oct 14th, 2023

Funeral Ceremony: 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. on Saturday evening at the funeral home


      Tommy Gene Brooks, age 66, of Clay City, Illinois, passed away Saturday evening, October 14, 2023, at his home surrounded by all the people he loved.

      He was born December 20, 1956, in Effingham, the son of Pat and Betty (Pugh) Brooks.  He was united in marriage to Regina Thompson on May 1, 1979, in Clay City, and together they have shared 44 wedding anniversaries.

      Tom had worked at the sawmill and in the oil fields in his early career and later worked as a Foreman for Engineered Fluid.  He and Gina enjoyed attending classic rock-n-roll concerts, auctions, and motorcycle rallies, riding motorcycles, and driving the circle to look for deer.  Tom loved sports on all levels and enjoyed watching his grandkids sporting events.  He was a fan of all Chicago teams, excluding the White Sox, and was especially fond of “Da Bears.”   

      He is survived by his wife: Gina Brooks of Clay City; 3 daughters: Sierra (Chris) Young of Flora, Athena (Tom) Gordon of Xenia, and Mackenzie Stone of Carlyle; grandchildren: Hayden, Keegan, and Zander Young, Ethan Gossett, Logan Smith, Trevin (Tiffanae) Smith, Annie Gordon, Keigan Samples, Brooksy, Bailey, and Briar Bray, and Macey Brooks; great-grandchildren: Lyric Bray, Carter Allen, Sophia and Emmett Rainey, Bristol, Onyx, and Sapphire Rose, Layton Smith, and another to arrive in the coming year; siblings: Eva Hostettler of Ingraham, Patsy Gothard of Champaign, Lee Kessler of Vandalia, Randy Brooks of Olney, and Jim Brooks of Olney; a sister-in-law: Kathy Brooks of Ingraham; adopted family: Sonny Dale Carpenter of Clay City, Donna Jo Carpenter of Clay City, and Debra (Mark) Phillips of Louisville; a special cousin “Little” Bill Pugh; a host of nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Sky.

      He was preceded in death by his parents: Betty and Pat Brooks; a brother: Ray Brooks; a sister: Donna Jean Brooks; son-in-law: Matt Stone; nephew: Bryon Williams; mother and father-in-law: Marge and R.L. Thompson; adopted parents: Gene and Shirley Carpenter; and a sister-in-law: Connie Brooks-Young.

      A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday evening at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:   


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Mary Reynolds

October 16th

My condolences to Gina & the family...May he rest in eternal πŸ•ŠοΈ peace.

Maragert (Woodard) Liggett

October 17th

My deepest Sympathy to All of Tom's family. He will always be remembered and never forgotten. Your in my thought's Gina.

Jennifer Brown

October 16th

I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful person! You are now free of pain and suffering. Enjoy a pizza with mom and dad.

Kelly J Hemrich

October 16th

Gina, I am so sorry to hear this. Sierra, my thoughts are with you. I pray for you all enough courage to summon the strength to endure the coming days, which may bring some peace.

Matt, Misty, Molly Lindeman

October 16th

Tom was always a conversation at our house when Seero babysat Molly and Tom and Gina would visit. He and Gina made the days loads of fun. You are all in our prayers. ❀ you bunches!!

Ken (Waylon)Jennings.

October 17th

So sorry, to the family.

Carrie Goldstein Runnels

October 17th

I am so heartbroken to hear of the loss of Tom. He was a wonderful man who was an inspiration as a husband and a father. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. God Bless

Steven Staley

October 17th

Gina and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was taken so early. May he rest in peace. Steve

Don Nix

October 17th

Rest in Peace old Friend Hopefully we will meet down the road.

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

October 17th

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Steve and Cindy Valbert

October 17th

Gina, we are so sorry for the passing of Tom. You and your family are in our prayers.

Debbie and Don Nix

October 17th

We are sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family!

Larry and Sharon Greenwood

October 17th

Gina and Family We are sorry to hear about your loss! God Bless all of you!

Dale Carpenter

October 17th

So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family,, he was a good friend brother & neighbor,,,he will be missed R.I.P Tom,, Love Y'all

Kimberly Welty

October 17th

Gina and Family, My Heartfelt condolences for you All. I have NEVER known a Love like you two had!!! He was a True Man of his word, Love for his Wife, Family and Friends. My Love ❀️ and Prayers for All. BIG HUGS& LOVE GINA

Alan Buck

October 17th

Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.

Sharon David

October 17th

Prayers for Gina and family. So sorry for your loss

Jill Dawkins

October 17th

So sorry to hear of your loss. Tom was a great guy! Love and hugs to you Gina. πŸ«‚

Violet Jean Brinkley

October 18th

so sorry Gina prayers for strength and comfort thanking God for all the years you had together and good memories love and prayers

Dave Sundell friend of Bill's

October 18th

Spent a fun summer with Brooksy at Bill's house. Bill and I were 16 or 17 years old. Brooksy was really cool. So sorry for your loss.

DJ Baker

October 19th

My condolences to all the family. Tom will be missed by all that knew him.

Debra Phillips

October 20th

So truly sorry for your loss, prayers for Gina and all the family and friends....I feel so blessed that Tom was and always will be a best friend and brother to me. I am special because of Tom's love the bond we have, the upmost respect and love he has for not only me but my family as well..I sure will miss you brother, our talks,your opinions and advice the laughter your love and support, but I will really miss your smile your beautiful brown eyes the respect and dedication to me and my family... I love you so much and will miss you, my dear friend and brother... Thank you for loving me and the blessing of being in your life and apart of your family.... No more pain my dear Ole friend...until we meet again, love you forever and a day....Rest in Peace...

Sandra Lingle

October 20th

Praying for you and your family during this time and praying the emptiness you feel will be replaced with peace and sweet memories.

Vicki Wright

October 20th

I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the good guy and he will be missed by many. My prayers and love to you n yours πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’œπŸ’œ

Randy Hart

October 21st

I'm very sorry to hear of Tom's passing ! He was a great guy ! I will not make the visitation due to this horrible head cold. I'll forever have my memory s

Terry Igert

October 23rd

Gina you have our deepest sympathy for the loss of Tom!!! Praying for you all!!!


January 5th

we miss you and we will remember you



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