Obituary published April 24, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

Church B. Brooks, 86, resident of Missouri Veterans' Home, died April 21, 2013. Son of Church B. Brooks and Nellie Pearl Burnett Brooks, he was born Nov. 7, 1926 in Columbia, Mo. He married Betty R. Gaines May 16, 1956.
Church was a paint and paper contractor and avid golfer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and several sisters.
He is survived by one brother, Bill (Susan) Brooks; sister and brother-in-law, Bill (Gayle) Mattox and several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be at a later date.