Mr. Michael Edward Brooks, 59, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 6:03 am Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Michael was born December 16, 1960 in Galesburg the son of Leo Dale and Donna Jean Denly, Jr. He married Terri Edwards they later divorced and have remained close friends throughout the years.
Michael is survived by his daughter, Amber Jean (Jacob Luna) Brooks of Austin, Texas; his step daughter, Michelle Morehead and her two daughters, Madison and Mackinsie all of Altona, Illinois; his sister, Linda (James) Ward of Houston, Texas; his nephew, Rick McKillip of Houston and his best friend, Jax. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Michael graduated from Galesburg High School in 1979, attended Carl Sandburg College and a performance engine school in Houston, Texas. Michael served in the US Air National Guards.
Michael worked in the maintenance department for Gates Rubber Company for many years. He later worked as a machinist for Heat and Control and most recently Kinsey Machine Shop. Michael also was an instructor at Carl Sandburg College in the Automotive Department. His passion was tinkering with cars and rebuilding engines.
Michael had a love for drag racing and riding his motorcycle. For many years Michael was affiliated with the Outlaw Motorcycle Group.
Michael’s wishes were to be cremated with no services. Memorials may be made to the family. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com
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