William Charles Brooks, age 79, of Powell, TN, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at North Knoxville Medical Center after a long illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, R.B. Brooks, Jr. and Madge Gorman Brooks, great-granddaughter, Madelyn Grace Whitley and brother-in-law, Garnett A. Dill. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly Dill Brooks, daughters Stacey Berry (Lonnie) and Terri Smith; granddaughters, Bailey Bayless, Erin Whitley (Mark) and Madison Berry (Katie); great-grandchildren, Rylee McCloud, Jaxson Bayless, Luke Bayless, Briella Whitley and Grayson Whitley; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Carolyn Brooks, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Ron Schield and sister-in-law, Tina Dill; special nephew Robbie Brooks and wife Kelly, best friend Lynn Shular and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was employed with Dempster Brothers, Pathway Bellows and the University of Tennessee where he retired in 2007. He was a member of Powell Masonic Lodge #582 as a 32nd Degree Mason. He was also a member of Sterchi Hills Baptist Church. His favorite hobbies were woodworking and fishing whether he caught a fish or not.
In lieu of funeral services, the family asks all who wish to participate, make a donation to the American Cancer Society at donate3.cancer.org or The Kidney Foundation at kidney.org/donation in his honor.