Avery B. Brinkley

July 22, 1925December 26, 2012

Dr. Avery Baron Brinkley, Sr., 87, passed away after a prolonged illness on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Coliseum Park Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with Dr. Tripp Martin and the Reverend Matthew Brinkley officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vineville Baptist Church, 2591 Vineville Ave., Macon GA 31204.

He was born July 22, 1925 in Meridian, MS., and grew up in Augusta, Ga. He attended Richmond Academy in Augusta, the University of Georgia (Athens), The Medical College of Georgia (Augusta), and completed his general radiology residency at University of Tennessee in Memphis. He then completed a four year tour as Captain and flight surgeon in the USAF. Dr. Brinkley then taught radiologic technologists at MCG/Talmadge Memorial Hospital in Augusta after which he entered private practice in Mobile, AL. followed by permanent relocation to Macon, Ga., in 1957. He practiced at Macon Hospital (now the Medical Center of Central Ga.), and subsequently, Parkview Hospital, the Riverside Clinic and Warner Robins AFB Hospital. He then retired from medical practice at Monroe County Hospital in Forsyth, Ga. Dr. Brinkley was a member of Vineville Baptist Church in Macon.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty McGahee Brinkley, two sons Dr. Avery Brinkley, Jr. (and his wife Cara Parkman Brinkley) of Ocala, FL, and Reverend Matthew Brinkley (and his wife Vickie Graham Brinkley) of Roswell, Ga., daughter Betsy (Brinkley) Kendrick (and husband Skot Kendrick) of Macon, and 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Dr. Brinkley’s hobby was his family. He was offered a professional singing career while in medical training in Memphis but chose to continue his medical training instead. He was a loving husband and father, and a compassionate physician who will be missed by family and all those who knew him.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.



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December 31, 2012

Our prayers are with you at this time of loss.
Ginna and Jordan Fisher

December 30, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God provide peace and comfort with his great love and mercy.
Mary Frances McCook,Marc & Luann, Lisa & Gene

Dwayne McGahee

December 29, 2012

Dear Aunt Bett and Family,
I am so sorry I couldn't attend the memorial for Uncle Brink. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I am glad we were able to see him last year for a visit. I have special memories of all of you from my childhood. Even though we don't see each other now very often you are all still close in my heart. My love to all of you and I pray the special memories you have of Uncle Brink will give you comfort in the days ahead.

Lynn Skene

December 29, 2012

To all the Brinkly family: I am so sorry for your loss of your father and husband. His big grin is so clear in my memory. I am sure he is smiling bigger than ever as he stands in the presence of God. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort as you move forward into the new year.
With love,
Lynn Skene

Brandon Brinkley

December 28, 2012


I am so fortunate to have had such a wonderful grandfather over the last 28 years. I will miss your smile, stories, and humor, but will surly be seeing you again in a short while. My thoughts and prayers are with our family still here, for I know you are well taken care of now in Jesus' arms.

Bonnie Congdon

December 28, 2012

Papa I love you and will always cherish the wonderful times we had together, the walks while you whistled with the birds, the picnics, the Frank Sinatra songs, Jeane Kelly movies, chocolate milk shakes, scavenger hunts, flip books, lite brite, silver bells, Momma's troll house and most of all your stories and wisdom. I love you and think of you daily. Be at peace and I will see you up in heaven in the future.
Love your Granddaughter

Nikki Allen

December 27, 2012

We are all so sorry to hear about your loss. We are all thinking of your family and keeping you in our prayers. Nikki Allen and the rehab staff at Forysth Street Rehab.

Mary Eva DuBose

December 27, 2012

Dear Betty and Family, My heartfelt sympathy to each of you . He was a wonderful man who served so, so many people in his very purposeful life. Now he is with our Jesus and his loved ones who have gone before. Accept the comfort of The Holy Spirit who was sent to be our Comforter. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Eva DuBose

December 27, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be missed by all.
Cassy and John McCaffery