Asheboro- Stephen Tracy “Buddy” Brinkley, 68, passed away July 27, 2018 at Randolph Hospice House. Born July 27, 1950, in Asheboro, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Joseph Donald Brinkley and Joyce Mae Justice Brinkley.
Buddy attended Liberty High School in Liberty, NC, where he graduated in 1968. He enlisted in the Air Force in March of 1973 where he served until his honorable discharge in June of 2004. He worked as Assistant Manager for Dollar General for 10 years before his retirement December 31, 2016. He enjoyed golfing and watching sports on TV. Buddy loved being with his family and friends. A few days before his passing Buddy rededicated his life to Christ.
Buddy was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind his children; Tracey McKinney (Greg) and Jamie Duhamel, sister; Elaine B Johnson (Kenneth), nephew; Richie Johnson (Karen), niece; Lisa McPherson (Randy), 6 grandsons, great nieces; Kristyn & Brianna McPherson, and Mallory & Morgan Johnson, step great nephew; Cody McPherson (Angela), uncle; Robert Justice, cousin and helpful care giver; Peggy Turner, and many other cousins.
A service will be held Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:00pm at Midstate Cremation & Funeral Service, 304 Lanier Ave, Asheboro, NC 27203 with Dr Patrick Fuller officiating. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made to Randolph Hospice House.