Charles William Brinkley, Jr. 76, of Teachey left this earthly life for his eternal rest on Thursday, July 4, 2013 from Vidant Health Care in Greenville.
Born on June 7, 1937, in Duplin County, he was the son of the late Charlie Williams Brinkley, Sr. and Virginia Jackson Brinkley. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Brinkley Scott.
Mr. Brinkley was a water well contractor for over 46 years. He took great pride in the water well industry and was highly regarded by others in his profession. He served as president of the NC State Ground Water Association, South Atlantic Well Driller Association and National Ground Water Association, and was a member and past Master of Masonic Lodge #595 A.F. & A.M. of Wallace. He also served his country in the National Guard for 9 years and was an active member of Teachey Presbyterian Church as long as his health permitted.
Surviving is his devoted wife of 56 years, Edith Register Brinkley; his loving children, Gayle Brinkley English (Steve) of Teachey, Alice Brinkley Hobin (Lt. Colonel Patrick Hobin) of Fuquay Varina; grandchildren, Lauren Scott Smith (Scott), Matthew English (Amanda), Will Scott, Lindsey English, Alexandra Hobin, Caroline Hobin and Noah Long; sisters, Geraldine Davenport (Tootsie) of Kenansville and Frances Brown of Teachey; son-in-law, William D. Scott, Jr. (LaMarr) of Fuquay Varina; brother-in-law, Lee Register (Catherine) of Rose Hill; sister-in-law, Marguerite R. Alphin of Florence, SC, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be at 3:00pm on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Teachey Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Love officiating. Burial will follow in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery with Masonic Rites.
Charles was a loving husband, caring father, grandfather and brother. He was a testament to the type of Americans that built this country - a simple hard working, God-fearing man who sent three daughters to college. Strong, courageous and gentle, he brought out the good in those near to him and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and riding his ‘Gator’. Charles lived his life based on a simple creed: ‘Work hard, do justice, love your neighbor and walk humbly with God’..
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial gifts be sent to the Teachey Presbyterian Church, PO Box 156, Teachey, NC 28464.
You may send condolences to the family at www.quinn mcgowen.com.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace.