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Clifton Hawes "Buddy" Brinkley
  • Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center
    1414 Physicians Drive
    Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Wallace Rose Hill Booster Club
    602 Highschool Road
    In Care Of Jeff Hardgrove
    Teachey, NC 28464

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“I remember your love for cooking (spaghetti) and your love of (football) Rip Buddy ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Rebecker mathews - greensboro, NC

“I am so sorry about Buddy. He was such a good person. He did so much for Rose Hill. He is in a better place now. No more suffering and I know his...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Sylvia Cherry - Rose Hill, NC

“Buddy,life is so short, but the memories last forever. Thanks for the lasting memories we had as friends,family, and especially the farming and...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Johnny Carlton - Warsaw, NC

“Linda and Anita, I'm so sorry to learn this. It brought back when I saw all you in Greensboro a couple of years ago at the funeral of your family...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Neil Whitaker - High Point, NC

“Thoughts and prayers for all. Such a sweet guy. Love to all. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Sandra and Buddy Boone - NC

“Our thoughts & prayers are with Buddy's family at this sad time. Hold on to all your wonderful memories to give you comfort & peace. Jack & Janet...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Jack & Janet Cottle - Greenville, SC

“May our loving Father wrap His tender arms of grace and comfort around every member of Buddy's family. I expect to see Buddy again in heaven. There...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Peggy Sanderson Brinkley Sellers - NC

“He always gave me a big smile, a great dancer and much laughter. RIP Buddy. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Sharon Cottle Pate - Watha, NC

“To the family of Buddy. Our prayer is that God will provide strength and comfort as you mourn his loss. We will miss you Buddy !!! ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Bonnie LaFrance - Benson, NC

“To Buddy's family: God Bless you All CHA CHA CHA. Buddy I am so glad you are dancing down the golden streets of heaven. We had a ball at the...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Stebie Wells Thompson - NC

“So sorry for your loss. No more suffering for him. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sylvia Blanchard Cherry - NC


Mr. Clifton Hawes "Buddy" Brinkley, age 68 of Wallace, NC, died on July 28, 2015 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC. Visitation services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm at Rockfish Presbyterian Church in Wallace, NC. Graveside service will be held at 7:15 pm at Rockfish Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Jim Brinkley.
Buddy was born on June 2, 1947 in Duplin County to Helen Brown Brinkley and the late Linwood Clifton Brinkley. He is survived by his two children; Todd Cameron Brinkley and wife Becky Lyle Brinkley of Rock Hill, SC and Misty Brinkley-Smith and husband William Smith of Frederick, MD; nine grandchildren, Austin Lyle Kane, Cameron John Brinkley, Haley Grace Brinkley, Quanterious Jamal Caldwell of Rock Hill and Caleb Preston Barrett, Kiersten Dawn Barrett, Tegan Riley Smith, Brianna Taylor Smith and Catherine Linda Smith of Frederick; two sisters, Linda Brinkley Maready of Wallace and Anita Brinkley Yost and husband William Yost of Salisbury; his mother, Helen Brinkley of Wallace and nieces, nephews and cousins.
In life, Buddy touched many people within the community as President of the Rose Hill Jaycees, President of the Wallace-Rose Hill Band Booster Club, Wallace-Rose Hill Athletic Booster Club, and countless acts of service through the years.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be Joe Eason, Bobby Matthews, Robert Matthews, Jimmy Brinkley, James Morrison, Corey Sutton and David Barnes.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the clinicians and staff of Carolina East Homecare and Hospice Service and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their exceptional and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401 and the Wallace-Rose Hill Booster Club, 602 High School Road Teachey, NC 28464..
To sign the guest book, go to www.padgettfuneralhome.com.
A service of Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services, Wallace.