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Jim Brooks

August 31, 1951 — October 26, 2020

Jim Brooks

Jim Charles Brooks, 69 of Central Lake, Michigan passed away at his home on October 25, 2020.  He was born August 31, 1952 in Union Lake, Michigan to Howard L Brooks and Audrey M. (Sutherland) Brooks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Val Joe Brooks, brother Jack Leo Brooks and sister Phyllis Ann Hopps.

He is survived by 4 children Scott, Rachelle, Louelle and Justin, brothers, Larry Brooks of East Jordan, MI, Emery  Brooks of East Jordan, MI, and Ron Brooks of White Lake, MI  sisters Joan Zelasko, of Indian River, MI and Beverly Krause of Kissimmee, FL, along with many nieces and nephews.

Jim grew up in Union Lake, Michigan and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from General Motors in Pontiac, MI, then moved to Central Lake.

Jim was an accomplished artist, working in many mediums with a very eclectic style.  Several of his pieces are on display in businesses in Central Lake.  He was well known in Central Lake for his generosity to local charities.

No services are planned at this time but a private committal of his ashes will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made to the Good Samaritan Family Services, PO Box 206, Ellsworth, MI 49729.

Arrangements are in the care of the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at

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