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Jimmie Dale Brooke
Jimmie “Jim” Dale Brooke, 83, of Huntsville passed away peacefully on Christmas Day at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO with family at his side.
Jim was born on January 22, 1938 in Gilman City, MO to Cleo Brooke. He was raised in the Coffey area by Ralph and Cora Brooke, his beloved grandparents, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins whom he adored. After graduating from high school in Coffey, MO, Jim attended college in Maryville, MO. From 1955 until 1958 he served as a reservist for the National Guard.
On December 31, 1965 Jim married Cherlyn Kellum in Dike, IA and the two spent just shy of 56 years together. He worked as a construction contractor for Ellie Meyers before beginning his career as a lineman in 1969 with Missouri Power and Light. Jim continued with the company as it became Union Electric and later Ameren; retiring on February 1, 2002. He worked side by side with his son-in-law, Mark Wilson, who he loved as a son. Jim was a dedicated employee who worked through the ice storm right up until midnight of the day he retired. After Jim retired from Ameren U E he enjoyed working for Norman Thomas’ cattle farm in Huntsville.
Jim was a card-carrying member of the NRA, as he was a true believer in not only the freedom afforded to us by the US Constitution but also in every man’s God given human rights. He enjoyed league bowling for many years, as well as hunting and collecting knives. He also loved to go fishing in Canada.
Jim is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph and Cora Brooke; his birth mother, Cleo Grady; uncle, Dean Brooke (who was like a second father to him).
Survivors include his wife, Cherlyn Brooke, Huntsville, MO; children, Vicki (Snyder) Mitchell, Ft. Stockton, TX, Tony Brooke, Farmington, NM, Beth (Mark) Wilson and Gail Brooke all of Moberly, MO; grandchildren, Rankin (Amanda) Mitchell and Cole Mitchell all of Ft. Stockton, TX, Brett (Jenny) Wilson, Kirksville, MO, Blake (Alyssa) Wilson, Lee Summit, MO, Brooke Wilson, Moberly, MO, Alex Peterson, Chicago, IL and Andrew Peterson, Evansville, IN; great grandchildren, Clara Mitchell, Chip Wilson, Jack Wilson, Penelope Wilson, Vivian Wilson, Jordyn Peterson, Callie Peterson, Journey Peterson, Abigail Peterson, Logan Peterson and Baby Wilson arriving in March of 2022; siblings, Ann Redinger, Kansas City, MO, Jeanie (Kenny) Baker, Cameron, MO and Thom (Linda) Geer, Kansas City, MO; extended family and many good friends.
A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will be held on January 22, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Timberlake Christian Church, 1624 Gratz Brown St., Moberly, MO. A memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions in Jim’s honor are suggested to the Jim Brooke Scholarship Fund c/o United Credit Union, 1791 E. Outer Rd., Moberly, MO 65270.
Condolences may be shared online at pathwaymemorial.com.
So sorry for your loss, Beth and family. What a wonderful way to celebrate your Dad's life by doing so on his birthday!
Cheryl Bosch Jan 22 2022 6:11 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family.
Lisa Whitmore Jan 10 2022 1:46 PM
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers
Judith Carr Jan 6 2022 1:57 PM
So sorry for your loss
Mary T Hendren Jan 6 2022 9:36 AM