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Mr. Charles “Bucky” Brooks of Pembroke, North Carolina departed this life on January 18, 2024, at the age of 70.   He was proceeded in death by his parents from Robeson County, Lorraine Burnette Brooks, and Earl Cardell Brooks.

Buck was born on April 24, 1953, in Pembroke however moved to Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 4 with his parents and sister Sara Helen age 6.  Buck pursued an education in the Baltimore School System and was eager after completing his GED to seek employment. He dabbled in many career opportunities including barber school and construction; however, he was most proud of his employment at the Broening Highway General Motors Plant.  This occupation afforded Buck the ability to fulfil his passion for driving sporty cars and purchasing the most recent edition of the Chevy Corvette.  Buck later returned to NC and pursued a career in construction to support personal and family business initiatives.  It was with the support of his family that he was able to meet his goals.

Buck is survived by his children: Heather Brooks, Laura Brooks and Eric Brooks who reside in New York.  He is survived by sisters: Sara Helen Heckwolf and Valina Hartman of Baltimore, as well as nieces: Annie Cummins, Karlie Hartman and nephews: Philip Heckwolf and Joseph Heckwolf. He leaves behind grandnieces: River Heckwolf, Mary Heckwolf, Chloe Heckwolf and grandnephew: Theodore Heckwolf as well as extended family and friends in North Carolina.

Buck lived a humble and prideful life where he did not want to impose upon others.  In his final years, he did not want to take away services for others who he felt were more in need. To hold in great respect to Buck and his interest in privacy, there will be no service, however after cremation, a celebration of life will be planned at a later date in Baltimore.  The family deeply appreciates your support during this difficult time. We invite you to share any memories to celebrate Buck’s life to honor him, in a way that he would want to be remembered. In lieu of flowers, if you have an interest, the family requests that donations in memory of Buck be contributed to the American Lung Association.

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