News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 14, 2013

Richard McCracken Brooks


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TERRE HAUTE — Richard McCracken Brooks, 55, of Naples, Fla., and formerly of West Terre Haute, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Naples. He had been the manager of the former Horse Shoe Club Restaurant in West Terre Haute for many years. He was born March 1, 1958, in Terre Haute, to James and Mary Lou Brooks.

Survivors include two sons, Andrew Brooks of West Terre Haute and Alexander Brooks and his wife Lisa of Terre Haute; and his mother and stepfather, Mary Lou and David Winters of West Terre Haute. He was preceded in death by his father, James Brooks.

He was a graduate of West Vigo High School class of 1976. He received an associate’s degree from Vincennes University in 1978. He then graduated from Indiana University in 1980 and also studied in the Honor’s program at Georgetown University.

Services were held in Naples.. The family suggests that if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to any church or hospice of donor’s choice. Fitzpatrick Funeral Home of West Terre Haute assisted.