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“As Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors - 1965-1995 I want to extend to the family of Brother Brooke our profound appreciation for your support...Read More »
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“I graduated from Toledo Bible College in 1977. Dr. Brooke taught Romans & other of my classes. My wife Mary worked a while for Dr. & Mrs. (Dorothy)...Read More »
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“We would like to exend our heart felt sympathy at the passing of Dr. John D. Brooke. I was a student at the YMCA in Toledo under the teachings of Dr...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Bro. Bob L. Rollins - Toledo, OH

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. John Brooke. I graduated from the Toledo Bible College in 1975 with a Bachelors Degree in Bible Studies and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Dr. Theodore D. Whitely, Sr. - MI

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Pastor Madison Gregory III & The Third Baptist Church Family. 9775 Angola Road,...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Madison Gregory III - Toledo, OH

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6 of 7 | Posted by: Dennis & Sharon Frey - Newburgh, IN

“My sincere condolences to the entire Brooke family. In this sad time may you find strength in God's promise to reunite us with our loved ones by...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Bethanie Duncan - MI

Dr. John D. Brooke

Dr. John D. Brooke, 89, of Newburgh, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009 at his residence.
John was Founder and President of Detroit College of Law; Graduate of Detroit Bible Institute (William Tyndale College); B.A., Great Lakes College (Shaw College) Ph.B.D., Pioneer Theological Seminary; Th.D., Trinity Theological Seminary; Church Founder, Pastor, Teacher, Administrator, Missionary Executive Director; Member, American Association of University Administrators. He was Executive Director of Detroit City Rescue Mission, founder and president of Community School of the Bible and a member of the Gideon's International. He was Founder and President of Trinity College of The Bible and Theological Seminary, Newburgh, IN, retiring in 1989.
He is survived by his daughters, Carol Free, Linda Akhtar and husband Jim, Denise Fox and husband Michael, Vicki Clements and husband Dennis, Arleen Stockton and husband Bud; sons, Kenneth Pearson, James Briscoe and wife Carole, Darrel Briscoe and wife Debbie; twenty one grandchildren and forty five great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wives, Ann, Dorothy, and Eunice, son Larry Briscoe, daughter, Sally Baldwin, and grandson Jeremy Warren and family who died in the 2004 tornado.
Services will be held Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN, with Pastor Maurice Melton officiating.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 27, 2009 at the funeral home from 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Newburgh, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International, PO Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214.
Special thanks and sincere appreciation is sent to Robbie Winge and her husband Mike who have been dear family friends and caregivers.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.

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