GEORGE WILSON BRINKLEY was born on July 21, 1941, in Halifax County, North Carolina, to the late George Cleveland Brinkley and Ellen Burt Brinkley. He shared his same birth month and date with his uncle, Leslie Brinkley. He went home to be with his Creator, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He will be once again joined with his father and mother, his brother, William Henry Brinkley, and his sister, Mary Pugh.
As a young man, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and became a member of the Walter’s Chapel Holiness Church in Hollister, North Carolina. While worshiping there at his church, he encountered a young lady named Daisy Belle Lynch, and until the day he departed, he never took his eyes off of her.
Together George and Daisy marched across the stage of John R. Hawkins High School in Warrenton, North Carolina, where they graduated with the class of 1960. They decided to make a life in Washington, DC, where they married, and were blessed with two sons, Michael and Gregory, who gave them eight precious grandchildren and nine wonderful great-grandchildren.
George was first employed as a brick mason, but he later decided to change his occupation to become a tractor trailer driver with the Mayflower Company for four years. He could not stand being away from his family for long periods of time, so he returned to his first love of brick masonry. He retired from the United States Printing Office in 2008, and the two love birds returned to their hometown of Littleton, North Carolina, in 2010, to live out their years where it all began. They would have celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary on August 4, 2014.
Treasured and everlasting memories of his life and love will forever remain in the hearts and minds of his devoted wife of fifty-four years, Daisy of the home; his two sons, Michael (Leslie) of Charlotte, NC, and Gregory (Lucille) of Maryland; six brothers, Frank Brinkley (Dorothy) of Littleton, NC, Johnny Brinkley (Shirley), Waverly Brinkley (Barbara) , and Calvin Brinkley all of New Haven, CT, Robert Brinkley (Karen) of Landover, MD, and Alonzo Brinkley (Shelly) of Wake Forest, NC; two sisters, Viola Brinkley (Harvey) of New Haven, CT, and Velma Brinkley of Wake Forest, NC; and a host of grands, great-grands, aunts, uncles, stepbrothers, a stepsister, sisters and brothers-in-law, friends, and other loved ones who will all miss his earthly presence.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 14, 2014, at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel, 215 US Highway 158, in Littleton, NC. Elder Frederick Williams will eulogize, and burial will follow in the Walter’s Chapel United Holy Church Cemetery, 1857 Ita Road, Hollister, NC. Visitation will be held at the funeral home for one hour prior to the funeral service.