Jack Elbert Brinkley age 84 of Ahoskie went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 29, 2011. He was born November 25, 1926 in Hertford Co. to the late Joseph Wright Brinkley and Lessie Copeland Brinkley. He was the husband of the late Janie Baggett Brinkley.
He was a proud WWII veteran, a farmer for most of his working life and served the customers at Union Sand and Gravel until his late seventies. He loved his work and he loved his family.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie. Burial will follow in the Brinkley Family Cemetery. Rev. Curtis Pixler will officiate.
Left to cherish his memory is his son Jackie. R. Brinkley and his wife Anne of Ahoskie, his grandchildren; Sheri Brinkley Futrell and her husband Michael of Winton and Josh Brinkley and his wife Jessica of Ahoskie, his great grandchildren; Steven and Michaela Futrell and Lily Ann Brinkley, two brothers Quinton Brinkley and his wife Frankie of Virginia Beach and Linwood Brinkley and his wife Ada of Roxobel and two sisters, Betty Baggett and Edith Stocks both of Ahoskie
The family will receive friends at the home of his son, Jackie Brinkley, 749 NC Hwy 461, Ahoskie.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the ‘ I Love My Church’ account c/o Union Baptist Church, 431 Boone Farm Rd, Ahoskie,NC 27910 or to the American Cancer Society, Hertford-Gates Relay for Life, 930 Wellness #B, Greenville, NC 27834.
Friends and family may send online condolences to www.garrettjonesfh.com
Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie is serving the Brinkley family.