Denzel Blake

Denzel W. "Dink" Brake, 76, of Morrisvale passed away January 23, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.

He was born June 9, 1937 and was a son of the late John Edward and Alice Robinson Brake. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Rosetta Brake.

He was a retired coal miner and woodcarver. He gave his heart to Jesus four days before he passed.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Nelson Brake; children, Teresa (Steve) Smith of Julian, Beverly (Jeff) Mosteller of Sissonville, Charlotte Sydnor (Zack Tucker) of Elon, NC, Darren Brake of Charleston and Donna (Bill) Springer of Sandusky, Ohio; sister, Bonnie (Gary) Frost of Cumberland, MD; step-sister, Eloise Robinson of Ohio; step-brothers, Jim Woods and Junior (Joyce) Woods all of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Avenue SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.

Services will be 6 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville with Jeff Mosteller and Steve Smith officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

You may express your condolences to the family at

Funeral Home

Handley Funeral Home - Danville
439 Phipps Ave. PO Box 175  Danville, WV 25053
(304) 369-0718

Published in The Coal Valley News from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5, 2014