Obituary: Kenneth E. Brooking

December 20, 1947 – November 23, 2020

Kenneth E. Brooking, 72, of Bedford, passed away at 11:11 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 20, 1947 in Jackson Co., he was the son of Paul and Clara (Burford) Brooking. He married Sherry Moore and she survives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served nine years. He retired as a machine operator at General Motors. He attended New Hope Community Church and loved his tomatoes and his dogs, Mickey and Daisy.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry, of Bedford; two sons, Jason Brooking and wife, Jodie, of Worthington, Kyle Brooking and wife, Danielle, of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Stewart, Karrick, and Leilani Brooking; a step-daughter, Elizabeth Gray and significant other, Donnie Hut; step- grandchildren, Derrick, Morgan Ann, and Kollin Gray; four brothers, Carl Brooking and wife, Phyllis, Robert Brooking and wife, Sue, Gary Brooking and wife, Suzie, and Louis Brooking and wife, Paula; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Reba (Brown) Brooking, two granddaughters, Isabelle and Olivia Brooking; siblings, Gladys Brooking, Richard Brooking, and Mary Lou Brazzel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Donnie Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made in Ken’s memory to the White River Humane Society.

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