Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. at White's Funeral and Cremation Services, 867 S. James Rd. Columbus, OH 43227. Interment: Greenlawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Avenue Columbus, OH 43223. Livestream starts at 12:00 p.m.
Gregory A. Brinkley , age 71, passed away unexpectedly April 24, 2023. A beloved father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. He was born on August 11, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio to Donald and Daisy Brinkley. He grew up in Eastgate , as the second of six children. He was a proud graduate of East High School class of 1969. An avid athlete and sports fan, Greg participated in several different leagues ranging from basketball, softball, and even flag football throughout his adult years. He really enjoyed his experience playing basketball with his brother Dave for teams such as the Columbus Old Timers.
Hard working all his life, his time and tenure with both the Red Flame and Labors Local #423 were very cherished. He was a part of several architectural projects such as the erection of the Jerome Schottensteins Center. He was known for being well dressed and having a big heart; as he would help anyone in any way that he could. A survivor of kidney failure, he was on kidney dialysis for over 20 years at Fresenius on East Broad Street.
He loved his family and enjoyed spending time whenever possible. As his health began to decline, he would enjoy spending his final years comfortably within the care of his son and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Donald and Daisy Brinkley, brothers Mike and Dave Brinkley, nephews Steve and Rondell Brinkley.
Left to cherish his memory are his son Gregory and daughter Youlanda James. Grandchildren Steven and Aisha Brinkley, Marquita Clark, Nee, Quan, and Shawn James. Brother Steve, and sisters Beverley and Stacey Brinkley. Nephews Michael, David, Kevin, and Derek Brinkley. Nieces Laraunde, Nia, and Nisa Brinkley. Along with a good amount of cousins and friends who became extended family.
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