Robert “Jay” Brinkley 63, of Pierson Station, IL passed away at 7:31 A.M. on Friday, December 28, 2018 at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Jay was born on September 18, 1955 in Decatur, IL. He was a son of Robert McCain and Betty Jean (Neil) Brinkley Sr. He married Doris Titus on October 22, 2001 in Arcola, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; three children, William Michael Binion and his wife Suzanne of Kansas City, MO, BobbiJo Snider and her husband Travis of Arthur, IL and Joshua Brinkley and his wife Jamie of Decatur, IL; six grandchildren, Alexandria Pomorin and her husband Nathan of Arthur, IL, Brian Binion of Arcola, IL, Kaylee Binion of Charleston, IL, Justice McElwee, Ashton and Austin Ellison all of Arthur, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant twin sisters and three brothers, Terry, Roger and David Brinkley.
Jay worked at Trailmobile in Charleston, IL for several years until they closed in 2001. He had worked at MasterBrand Cabinets in Arthur, IL for 12 years until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March of 2018.
Jay has been a Ham Radio operator for over 20 years. He enjoyed riding his Harley, playing X-Box with his grandchildren and being with his family.