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“David was someone we always looked for at fairs and events. My husband has known david for many years and has many drawings of him as his clown...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jessica and Tom King - WV

“HE WAS ONE OF THE NICEST, CARING, MOST HELPFUL AND OF COURSE A AWESOME TANELT FOR DRAWING. I AM SO THANKFUL TO KNOW HIM MY KIDS BREANNA AND ALEXIS...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: CHARITY LANDERS - SAINT ALBANS, WV

“HE WAS ONE OF THE NICEST, CARING, MOST HELPFUL AND OF COURSE A AWESOME TANELT FOR DRAWING. I AM SO THANKFUL TO KNOW HIM MY KIDS BREANNA AND ALEXIS...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: CHARITY LANDERS - SAINT ALBANS, WV

“David's smile and laugh are what I remember the most. My family so appreciated the many visits he and Jan made to the waiting room while my mother...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Cathy Proctor - Charleston, WV

“All of us in the Tamarack family will miss our friend, David, and send our sympathy, prayers and support to all his family and friends. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy Whitlock - Beckley, WV

“My condolences in the loss of your husband and brother. I saw David at the Lions club show a couple of years ago and thought "I know that guy--it's...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Martha Adams Maddy - Nimitz, WV

“Lee Ann, I wanted to let you and your family know that I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dave! He was certainly a special person! I still...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Teresa Geiger - Pelion, SC


David Lee Brinkley, 74, of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House.

He was born in Bloomingrose, WV. He attended Charleston schools and Morris Harvey College. He retired from Union Carbide after 42 years of service in the Engineering Department. After retirement David's passion was his two granddaughters and his love of art, which led him to his enjoyment of drawing caricatures. David was known statewide for all his craft shows and many billboards for various businesses. David attended Bream Presby., where he worked with the youth and coached basketball.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Vivian Stone Brinkley.

David is survived by his wife, Jan Brinkley; daughter, Lee Ann Martin; brother, Paul "Max" Brinkley and his wife Ellen; sister, Beverley "Cookie" Brown; granddaughters, Hannah and Emilee Martin; and several nieces and nephews.

A Service to Honor the Life of David will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with Rev. Gary McGrew officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Family and friends may visit from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, in memory of David L. Brinkley.

Memories of Dave may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.

Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.

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