Roger Knight Brink Sr.

February 15, 1921July 26, 2013
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Brink, Roger Knight Sr. Age 92 went to his home in Heaven July 26, 2013. He was born February 15, 1921. Preceded in death by his parents Omer Jefferson Brink and Ethel Irene (Knight) Brink; five brothers and two sisters; and his beloved wife of 61 years, Effie Lee (Pruett) Brink. Survived by his three sons: Roger (Debbie), Gary (Lois), and Ralph (Debbie); 12 grandchildren: Eric (Angella), Stacey (Jason) Reeves, Jason (Nichole), Joel, Brian (Kelli), Jennifer (Leif) Clinard, Joshua (Jenny), Michael (Amber), Angela (Lance) Rogers, Kenneth, Christopher (Anna), and Zachary; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, receiving multiple decorations for his service. After the war, he was pastor of several Baptist churches in Texas from 1946 to 1961, and then pastor of the Dequindre Road Baptist Church of Warren, MI from 1961 to 1990. A funeral service will be held at Edward Swanson and Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre Rd. (S. of 13 Mi. Rd.), Madison Hts., MI on Friday, Aug. 2, at 11:00a.m. with interment following at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, MI. Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4p.m. and 6-8p.m. Additional visitation Friday from 10:30a.m. until time of funeral service.



  • Visitation Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, August 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 2, 2013


  • Burial

Roger Knight Brink Sr.

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August 2, 2013

My prayers go out to the Brink family. I was blessed to have know Mr. Brink and I loved him like he was my own grandfather. I will never forget sitting at Roger and Debbie's kitchen table one afternoon having lunch with Mr. Brink and having him tell me about his life growing up. The conversation always pointed to Jesus, as all of our conversations should. His life was a true picture of what Jesus meant when He said "follow Me".
Debbie Tatum (Marietta, GA)

Tess and Ed Ignacio

August 1, 2013

Our lives were deeply touched by his gentleness both in spirit and manner. He truly reflected God's love and care. Our prayers to his family, may God's loving comfort abound. We love him so.

Catherine Norwood

August 1, 2013

It was a wonderful thing he did ; to leave the legacy of Christ and His Kingdom to his family. How rich a blessing!

Sheila Lathem

August 1, 2013

What a legacy this man has left for his family and friends!! I am so pleased to have met Rev. Brink some years ago, and to know personally Roger and Debbie. I know Rev. Brink was a great man by the son he raised.

Jack and Nellie Matney

August 1, 2013

To the Brink Family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, God Bless you all and comfort your hurting hearts....We love all of you, you are a wonderful family and a blessing to us....Love, Jack and Nellie

Judy Herrick

August 1, 2013

Pastor Brink was a wise and gentle man and will be missed by all.

Joanne Mollica

July 31, 2013

All my love to everyone who heart he has touched, to the Brink family and extended family, and friends, I send my prayers and love... We will all be reunited someday, that is hope, song and prayer. Much Love Joanne (Moyer) Mollica