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Howard Douglas Brinkley

September 30, 1951 — September 21, 2023

Siler City



Mr. Howard Douglas “Doug” Brinkley, 71, of Siler City went home to Jesus Thursday, September 21st at his home surrounded by his family.


Doug was born in Chatham County, NC to William Howard Brinkley and Catherine Smith Brinkley. He is survived by his wife Sonya Hudson-Brinkley and two sons, Richard Brinkley (Amy) of High Point, NC and Brandon Brinkley. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Grayson & Cameron Brinkley and his brother, George Brinkley. He is preceded in death by his parents as well as one brother, David Brinkley.


Doug was an Air Force Staff Sargent Veteran. He was retired shift manager of Communication Cable Company. He was also a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church in Siler City, NC. Doug loved playing golf and fishing and spending time with his family. Family will have a celebration of life ceremony at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Wounded Warriors Project.


Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Brinkley family.


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