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Leonard Brinkley

John Leonard Brinkley
(November 25, 1933 - June 20, 2014)

Mr. John Leonard Brinkley, 80 of Hollow Rock, Tennessee, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Prospect Cemetery. Bro. Robert White will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherry wood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Sunday, from 4:00PM until 10:00PM and on Monday, from 9:00AM until time of service.

Pallbearers who will serve are Kenneth Henley, Danny Hussey, Ryan Criswell, Harry Davis Higdon, Malcolm Allen, and Hilliard Mann.

Mr. Brinkley was born November 25, 1933 in Hollow Rock, Tennessee to the late John Hubert Brinkley and Brooxie Nell (Higdon) Brinkley. He retired from DuPont where he worked in the maintenance department. He was a farmer, who enjoyed working his land and caring fro his livestock. He has a passion for singing gospel music. He was a member of the Carroll County Democratic Committee and the Carroll County Choir (RSVP). He sang lead in several gospel quartets and taught music as well. He was generous with sharing his garden produce with family and friends. Mr. Brinkley took pride in his family and was an excellent father and grandfather. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Lavona Brinkley.

He is survived by his daughter Sandra Henley (Kenneth) and son, John David Brinkley both of Hollow Rock and one sister, Cassie Cooper also of Hollow Rock. He also leaves two grandchildren, Courtney Criswell of Dyer, TN and Lindsey Hussey of Union City, TN. [Source: Chase Funeral Home]