John Samuel Brinkley,Jr.

December 23, 2008


John Samuel ‘Sammy’ Brinkley age 49 of Ahoskie died Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at his home. He was born February 6, 1959 in Ahoskie to John Samuel Brinkley, Sr. and Shelby ‘Jean’ Davis Brinkley of Ahoskie.

Sammy graduated from Ahoskie High School, graduated from NC State and was owner of Brinkley Motors.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Ahoskie United Methodist Church. Rev. Lee Edwards and Rev. John Dutton will officiate.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, his wife Pam Brinkley of the home, his daughter Morgan Brinkley of Raleigh, his sister Shawn Terry and her husband Buddy of Ahoskie, brother Tim Brinkley of Ahoskie, a nephew Brandon Terry and a niece Courtney Brinkley.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Garret Funeral home in Ahoskie. Memorials may be made to Relay for Life

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Melony Scarborough
15 years ago

Mrs. Brinkley,

You and your husband have been on my mind alot lately but I just today found out that Mr. Brinkley had passed away. I can’t tell you how sorry I am.

I will continue to think of you both as well as your family, and will keep all of you in my prayers.


Melony Scarborough

Physician’s East

Ricky, Jerri Lynn & Lee Britt
15 years ago

Morgan, Pam, and Mr. and Mrs. Brinkley, Shawn, Buddy and Brandon, Tim and Courtney:

Please know that you all have been in our thoughts and prayers over the holidays–I can’t imagine how difficult the past weeks have been for you. But know that we are here for you no matter what–we’re just a phone call away. Our hearts go out to your entire family during this most difficult time. We love you and know that GOD will see you through each day.

Johnnie Ray Farmer
15 years ago

Pam, Morgan, Sam and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you in your loss of such fine young man. Sammy will be missed by all of us. May God bless you.

JohnnieRay and Paula Farmer

Susan (Parker) Joyner
15 years ago

My prayer are with all of you. I worked with Sammy at Blake’s in Franklin and Chas H Jenkins. He was a good friend.

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rick Tate
15 years ago

Sammy and I became friends in 1978 while we were at NCSU and fraternity brothers of Sigma Nu.This is where our journey began during the next thirty years of our lives.I first came to Ahoskie in 1980 (of course to play in the Member-Guest) like many years to follow we did very well. At this time in my life I met many wonderful friends including my wife of 25 years Sharon Sumner.He gave me far more during his lifetime than I could ever give in return.I will miss his love for N.C State,his fire on the golf course as a wonderful partner and his love as a brother we became, back in 1978. It was a wonderful journey with him for 30 years. In closing let me say there will be a time when we will be together again to laugh and cry together. Love you buddy ,our friend forever (Taterhead)

Carolyn Martin
15 years ago

My heart and hands reach out to you. I cannot begin to say how sorry I am about the death of Sammy. I have always felt a kindred spirit for Sammy and Pam and I want to express my heart felt sympathy to her. I also want Jean to know how sorry I am about such a loss. I cannot say I know how she feels because I do not, I do know that my heart breaks for her. May God bless the family in a special way.

Carolyn Martin

Vann & Jackie Pierce
15 years ago

To Pam: Our thoughts and prayers remain with you. We will never forget all the many, many wonderful times we have spent together that will remain with us forever. We will dearly miss Sam and please know that we are only a phone call away if you need us.

To Mr. and Mrs. Brinkley and Morgan: May God continue to be with you in your loss of a son and father that we dearly loved.

15 years ago


Center Grove Baptist Church Adult Sunday School Cl
15 years ago

Pam, You and your family have been on our prayer list. Please know we are so sorry for the loss of Sammy. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

Amy (Joyner) Hawkins
15 years ago

Pam, Morgan & Family,

I was a babysitter for Morgan when she was very small and Sammy was such an awesome person. He will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The Hawkins Family (Chris & Amy)