Guy Brinkley Sr.

Guy Brinkley Sr.

Guy Brinkley Sr., 88, of Piggott, Ark., passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Guy was born on June 22, 1935, in Tyronza, Ark., to James and Effie (Milam) Brinkley. Guy received his juris doctorate and practiced law and presided as a judge until retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Piggott. Guy loved to play tennis and was a talented wood craftsman as well as stained glass creator.

Guy is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William “Billy” Brinkley; and a sister, Faye Sawtelle.

Those left to cherish the memory of Guy are his loving wife of 53 years, Janie Brinkley; sons, Guy Brinkley Jr., Clay (Marina) Brinkley, Charlie (Jean) Brinkley, and Russ (Karen) Ort; a daughter, Marcelle (Saeed) Nia; a sister, Peggy Phillips; and a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 3, 2023, at the chapel in Roller Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Burial followed at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation preceded the service beginning at 9:30 am.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Guy’s name to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

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