Mr. David Odell Brinlee Sr. went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. He was born on Aug. 15, 1931 in Anna, Texas where he spent most of his childhood. He enlisted in the Navy in 1951, where he served in the Korean War aboard the USS Laws.
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He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Bettie Mae Brinlee; his parents, Cecil Odell and Amy Brinlee; three brothers, Billy, Doug, and Dwight Brinlee.
Survivors include children and daughters-in-law, David and Danielle Brinlee, Quitman, Texas; Darren and Rhonda Brinlee, Ponder, Texas; Kevin and Elizabeth Brinlee, Terrell, Texas and Kyle Brinlee also of Terrell, Texas; brother Bobby Don and (wife) Mary Brinlee of Rockwall, Texas; grandchildren, Tanna and (husband) Justin, Nathan, Sam, Brittany, Michael and one great-grandchild Mason. He also had step-grandchildren, Vanessa, Justin, Kathleen, Jordyn and Jojo. He also had many nieces and nephews.
His passion was the love for his children and grandchildren, working on cars, and a good cup of coffee. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him. A visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 at the Elm Grove Cemetery officiated by Bro. Doug Page under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home of Gun Barrel City.
To leave an online condolence go to moorheadepps.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Dec. 5, 2012