Gary Dale Brooks (74) of Eddyville, Kentucky, formerly of Newton


Published on October 30 2013 10:13 am

Gary Dale Brooks, age 74, of Eddyville, KY and formerly of Newton, IL passed away Sunday, April 28 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN following a short illness.
Graveside Masonic services will be held at 2:00 PM – Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, IL with Masonic rites by the members of the Newton Masonic Lodge #216.  Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at
Gary was born on June 1, 1938 in Olney, IL the son of John Dale and Imogene (Matlock) Brooks.
He married Muriel Wanker and she survives.  He was retired from Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources having served as Superintendent of Sam Parr State Park and Crawford County Conservation Area.  He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Princeton, Newton Masonic Lodge, Valley of Madisonville Consistory, Ainad Shrine and Order of Kentucky Colonel. He was also an Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Muriel Wanker Brooks, Eddyville, KY; one son Chris Brooks & wife, Michelle, Calhoun, IL and one granddaughter, Shauna Brooks, Newton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Dale and Imogene Matlock Brooks.