Joe T. Brinkley Jr.

Published 10:19 pm Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SUFFOLK — Joe T. Brinkley Jr., 70 years old, graduated to the next level of his spiritual journey on Feb. 8, 2015. He was the son of Joe T. and Hyla J. Brinkley, of Suffolk. He is survived by his friends, Pretlow S. Pacheco and her son, Ashton Pacheco, of Suffolk, whom he loved dearly and considered his daughter and grandson. He is also survived by his aunt, Ann H. Joyner, of Richmond, several cousins and special friends.

Joe was a member of West End Baptist Church, Suffolk, and a retired road designer of 36 years with VDOT. He also did detailed architectural design work for many Tidewater contractors and individuals. He was also known for his art, writing, and piano music. He was a loving and caring friend and caretaker for many, and it was once said that he had more adopted children, not to be married, than you could count.

A memorial service will be held at West End Baptist Church, Suffolk, on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to West End Baptist Church, 501 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be registered at


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