Mr. William “Bob” Brooks, age 91, of Coalfield, passed away Monday, November 24, at Ben Atchley Veteran’s Home.
He lived in Coalfield until he was 17 years old, then went to Cleveland, Ohio, to work before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in World War II. He was in the South Pacific for three years.
He married Daisy Kelly, and they lived in Dayton and Miamisburg, Ohio, for 12 years. They moved back to Coalfield, and Bob went into coal surface mining. He retired in 1989. [Read more…]