American Veteran 02

David Edwin Brinker

December 5, 1952 ~ August 31, 2020 (age 67)




David Edwin Brinker departed this life on Monday, August 31, 2020 at his home in Batesville.  He was born in San Antonio, Texas at Lackland Air Base on December 5 1952.

David served in the Navy during the Vietnam War as a Navy Gunner.  He was a welder and retired from the Energy Power Maintenance Department in Newark. He enjoyed politics, music, and running.  

David is survived by his wife, Lisa Kaye; his parents, Ronald and Sue Kerr Brinker, of Franklin, Tennessee; three daughters, Cassie Cummins, and her husband Richard, of Collierville, Tennessee, Emily Melton, and her husband, Craig, of Jonesboro, and Marla Crotts, and her husband, Shad, of Newark.

He leaves a brother, Doug Brinker, and his wife Nancy, of Cynthiana, Kentucky; two sisters, Lisa Fox, and her husband David, of Franklin, Tennessee, and Lana Ohmes, and her husband, Joe, of Brookport, Illinois; nine grandchildren, James, Henry, Ethan, Maddie, Slade, Sam, Natalie, Liam, and Nevin;  stepchildren, Paul Savage and Chelsea Savage; and  five step-grandchildren of Batesville;  

He was prededed in death by two brothers, Kevin Ray Brinker and Bradley Gene Brinker, his grandparents, Gordon and Lorraine Kerr and Howard and Beulah Brinker.

A Memorial Service will be held at Pell Cemetery in Brookport, Illinois on September 13, 2020 with Steve Helgesen of Franklin, Tennessee officiating. 


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Memorial Service
September 13, 2020

1:53 PM
Pell Cemetery, Brookport, Franklin, Illinois, Tennessee

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