Jackie R. Brinkley

Published 9:10 am Thursday, February 13, 2014

AHOSKIE – Jackie Randolph Brinkley, age 61, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Monday, February 10, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Brinkley was born on January 21, 1953 in Hertford County, NC, the son of the late Jack Elbert and Janie Baggett Brinkley.

He was retired from the Frito Lay Company as a route sales representative and was owner and operator of Union Country Cupboard for 13 years. Jackie loved Union Baptist Church where he served in numerous capacities, including Elder of the Church, Deacon, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school director, and choir director, served on the Building and Grounds committee and wherever else he was needed.  He was a volunteer fireman for Union Fire Department.  Jackie enjoyed hunting and sports, coaching Little League baseball for several years.  He was also very active in Hertford-Gates Relay for Life, serving as co-chair and on the planning committee for several years.  Jackie loved his community and was a friend to everyone he met.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 40 years, Anne Parker Brinkley of the home; his daughter, Sheri B. Futrell and husband, Mike, of Winton; his son, Josh Brinkley and wife, Jessica, of Ahoskie; and his beloved grandchildren, Steven Bryant Futrell, Michaela Grace Futrell, and Lily Ann Brinkley; special brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Thompson, the Rev. Johnny Baker, and Pastor Don Polvadore officiating.  A private interment service will be held in the BrinkleyFamilyCemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Union Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 431 Boone Farm Rd., Ahoskie, NC, 27910; or to Hertford-Gates Relay for Life, c/o Anne Brinkley, Echoes of Love Relay Team, 749 NC 461, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie is serving the Brinkley family and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.