Dale (Myers) Brinkley, 81, of Union City went home to be with the Lord 9:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at her home.
Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Edmaiston Mosley Fun-eral Home. Pastor Justin Hiens officiated. Burial followed in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were James Pinion, Jake Battle, Cole Battle, Steven Warner, Jeremy Keathley, Justin Keathley, Chris Williams and Jeff Stone.
Visitation was held at the funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Monday.
Dale was born Nov. 15, 1940, in Obion County, daughter of the late Henry Clarence and Dora Elizabeth (Ross) Myers. She married Billy Michael “Mike” Brinkley July 3, 1959. He preceded her in death Aug. 28, 2001.
She was a 1957 graduate of the former Dixie High School where she was valedictorian of her class, was a cheerleader and was a member of the Future Homemakers of America and the BETA Club. She had been employed at State Farm Insurance in Union City for the late Jim Stone, the late Russ Hammonds and Chris Williams.
She retired from State Farm at the age of 77 due to health issues. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Union City where she had been a ladies Sunday School teacher for many years.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Bobbie Brinkley of Troy and Danny and Deborah Brinkley of the Clayton community; one daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Jerry Phares of Dothan, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Michael Brinkley (Mary Ann) of Martin, Nicholas Brinkley (Sarah), Brittney Brinkley and Chelsey Brinkley, all of Union City; Jackie Warner (Stephen) of the Clayton community, Savannah Brinkley of Troy, Jake Battle of Dothan, Ga., and Cole Battle of Portland, Ore.; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Betty Vaughan, Patsy Meacham, Ruthie Flowers Arnold and Lauraette Pinion.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Messenger on 8.9.22