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Joseph Henry Brookman

August 29, 1936 — June 7, 2023

Joseph Henry Brookman

Joseph Henry Brookman left this earth to meet our beloved Jesus Christ in his forever heavenly home on June 7, 2023. He was surrounded by his loving family. The Jefferson County, Illinois native was born August 29, 1936, to the late Lester and Trellis Deck Brookman. Joe was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Friends and family will remember him as a kind, loving, and supportive man.

 

In addition to his parents, Joe also was preceded in death by his grandparents and in-laws, Bill and Lularose Armstrong.   

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of over 50 years, Marilyn; daughter, Lucretia Hopkins and husband, David; brother, John Brookman and wife Ranae; grandsons, Harrison and Thomas Hopkins; niece, Julie Rippel and family; extended family, Lela Trumbo, Lori Trumbo, Tina Martens and family; Ann Grasher and family; and Avery Trumbo and family; Judy and David Mason and family, Jerry Heflin and family; special friends, Ron and Hazel Hopkins, Leo and Ruth Barczewski, Sister Vivian Bowles, Judy Gregory, Kenny and Kitty Bowlds, and Melissa Siebert; and loving friends from church.

 

In his faithful life, Joe was a current member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a former member of Settle Memorial UMC, United Presbyterian Church (treasurer), and Trinity Lutheran Church (president of the congregation).

 

Joe was a former owner of Saratoga Park, former vice president of Trumbo Trucking/Warehouse Company in Centralia, IL, former bank employee of City National Bank and Iuka Bank. He was a former member of the U.S. Army and National Guard. Joe was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School (Illinois) and Centralia Junior College. He loved animals and cared for many abandoned cats in his lifetime. 

 

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jeremy Bradley, Dr. Roshan Mathew, and the Home Health Care nurses, especially Sarah Watson.

 

The funeral service with Pastor Terry Modl officiating will be 4:00 pm Saturday, June 10 at Glenn Home and Crematory with visitation from 3:00 pm until the time of the service. The burial will be at 1:00 pm Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia, Illinois. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Baptist Church, 3611 Ralph Avenue Owensboro, KY 42303.

 

Condolences and memories for Joe’s family may be left at www.glenncares.com.
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Visitation

Saturday, June 10, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 10, 2023

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Burial

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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