AULANDER, NC – Ledie Mustain “Jack” Brinkley, Jr., age 78, of Jackie Brinkley Road, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at his home.
Jack was born on March 3, 1942 to Ledie Mustain Brinkley, Sr. and Eva Brown Brinkley in Ahoskie, NC. He was a gentle, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was devoted member of Ahoskie United Methodist Church. Jack was an avid outdoorsman that loved to quail hunt and had a deep passion for agriculture. He was a member of the Soil and Water Conservation, the FSA, the North Carolina Peanut Growers Association and served on the National Peanut Board for many years. Jack cherished his family most of all and was especially proud that his family had been, North Carolina Farm Family of the Year previously. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
Along with his parents Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Leroy Brinkley.
Jack is survived by his loving wife Peggy, his son, Clint Brinkley and wife Stephanie of Aulander; his daughter, Ginger Brinkley Thornton of Wilmington; and grandchildren, Alex Brinkley of Aulander, Austin Brinkley and his fiancée McKayla Davis of Aulander, Fate Thornton of Wilmington, and Alice Thornton of Wilmington.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Ahoskie United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jason Villegas, officiating. Due to COVID-19 it is a requirement of the church to wear face coverings and keep 6′ distance. We thank you for following their request.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 5171 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101 Raleigh, NC 27612 or online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Brinkley family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
Our Deepest sympathies. Jackie was a very fine man and he was a joy to know.
Gay and I are sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you well.
My condolences to the family. “Coach” Brinkley had a profound and positive influence on me as my football coach. A fine man.
We send our condolences to the Brinkley family. He touched many lives and will be missed by lots of people. Prayers for peace, rest and comfort in the days ahead. Kay and Ronald Edwards
Jack and i played football in 1962 chowan college for coach jim garrison.jackie was good player and friend.i will miss seeing and talking to him.God bless his Memory and family. Huge loss for all who knew him.
Chowan collge friends.
Jackie & i played football 1962 chowan jr college for coach jim garrison. He was a tuff player and a good friend..God bless all the Brinkley family. We have all lost a great man.
Praying for the family. So many fond memories as cousins gathering at the River for family reunions seeing everyone. Remembering fondly his beautiful smile and love I always felt from him. Those memories will always be dear to my heart. God bless the Brinkley and extended family.
Clint, Ginger and Ms. Peggy, my sincerest condolences in the loss of Mr. Jackie. He was a great man.