Willis Byrd Brinkley

Willis Byrd Brinkley

Suffolk, VA
12.12.1937 - 02.28.2019

Willis “Sonny” Byrd Brinkley, 81,  passed away on February 28, 2019 at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Myrtie Brinkley and brothers, Harry, Bill and Wesley Brinkley. Willis was a member of Cypress Chapel Christian Church and was an avid hunter, fisher and gardener. He retired as a General Manager from Nansemond Ford Tractor.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Betty J. Brinkley of 57 years. His son Bryan K. Brinkley and former wife Kimberly, brothers Floyd, James, Jessie, Earl and John Brinkley and sister Betty Joe Haris, a granddaughter, Meghan Brinkley and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM at Cypress Chapel Christian Church, 1891 Cypress Chapel Road, Suffolk, VA 23434 Tuesday March 5, 2019 with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made out to Cypress Church Cemetery fund or to Cypress Senior Ministry. A special thank you to Becky Case with Interim Hospice.

The family is being assisted by R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be offered at RWBakerFH.com.

 
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1891 Cypress Chapel Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
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1891 Cypress Chapel Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Guestbook

I HAVE KNOWN SONNY AND HIS FAMILY ALL OF MY LIFE. HE CERTAINLY RAISED SOME BEAUTIFUL AND DELICIOUS VEGETABLES. HE WILL BE MISSED BY HIS FAMILY AND ALL HIS FRIENDS. SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF SONNY. JEAN R. PERRY

JEAN R. PERRY

Sonny was a neighbor of my grandparents for many years. He was a man who had a big heart and a did a lot to help my grandparents. When my Granddaddy passed away, he was one of the many wonderful neighbors who helped my Grandma out, even helped take care of the garden, even when he had health issues. And he was funny!

Leanne Perry

Sonny was a man of integrity i met him in 1978 when i started dating his baby brother John, i have been in the family for 41 years, and he has been a part of my life. he is someone that always had a kind word for everyone , he always wanted to help anyone he could.he will be missed by so many people, i know i will miss calling him on our birthday and asking how he was doing, he never complained about anything. he was a man you could look up to in many ways

cynthia brinkley

My thoughts are with you at this time. Sonny was a special person and
will be missed.

Sara Carter

Sara Carter

Bryan, We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was such a special man in your life. He left many special memories for you to cherish as well as family and the many people that crossed his path in life. We send you and your mother our sincere thoughts and prayers.

Emmitt & Polly

Emmitt & Polly Riddick

Our thoughts are with you in this very difficult time, may all the good times you had stay with you, God bless you, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

S.A. & Sharon Jones

Betty June, Bria, and family, we are so sorry to hear of Sonny's passing. He was a kind, honest, and hard working man that dearly loved his family. He was a wealth of knowledge when it came to farm or lawn equipment., and he took pride in recalling customers and their purchases without having to look them up on a computer. He took pride in his large garden each year. He will be missed by many. May you have comfort in your many good memories of him.

Susan And Mike Simpkins

Betty June and Brian , I am so sorry for your lost, praying 🙏 for and your family, he was the best brother in-law anyone who could ever have, God bless

Janet Brinkley Meekins

Our heartfelt sympathies to, and prayers for comfort for, Betty June, Jimmy, Earl, and all the family. Sonny was a character who had character. On visits, I always loved talking tractors with him.

Frank and Linda (Gardner) Timberlake

So sorry to hear about Mr. Brinkley-my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Susan (Babb) Griffith

You are to be dearly missed as you have been dearly loved. we thank God for sharing you with us and much love to your dear family most especially Betty June.

Jeannie and Bruce McGregor and family

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