Don Ilan Brooks, 62, of Kannapolis, North Carolina, died on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Atrium Health-Cabarrus.
Born June 18, 1959 in Mooresville, North Carolina, to the late Leary and Grace Baker Brooks. Mr. Brooks loved Harley Davidson motorcycles, worked on cars, sang karaoke, and watched television, especially Sons of Anarchy. He liked to eat What-a-Burger, Red Hots, and mustard and mayonnaise sandwiches. He loved to play Santa Claus and was loved by everyone. He was a loving man and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren; everyone called him “Pawpaw”.
Don is survived by his wife, Rebecca Creswell Brooks; children, Don Bradley Brooks, Dakota Brooks, Brian White, Jenna Helms (Lee), Zach Cline (Irene) and Donnie Owens; sister, Lindsey Curtis (Chuck); grandsons, Landon Roger Helms and John Ilan Helms; fur babies, Lucy and Raven; and many, many extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 30 at the Heritage House of the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home with Eddie Karriker as celebrant. The family will receive the friends after the service. The family asks those present to dress casually.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 at 4770 Enochville Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made Patriot Guard Riders at www.patriotguard.org/donations/tribute-donation.
The Cavin-Cook Funeral and Crematorium in Mooresville serves the Brooks family. Condolences can be presented to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.