OBITUARY

David John Brinkman

February 7, 1968August 7, 2018
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David John Brinkman, 50 years of age, passed away on 8/7/ 2018 in Mesquite, TX. He was born on February 7th, 1968 in Virginia Beach, VA to JoAnn S. Duckworth Brinkman and Marshall Dorn Brinkman. David was raised in Virginia Beach, Lonaconing, and Cumberland, MD, and lived most of his life in Mesquite, Texas. He graduated from Mesquite High School in 1986, and attended Southern New Hampshire University, where he was pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In September, 2014 David married Stella Brinkman. Together, they have 5 children. David worked in the lawn care-landscaping industry and loved his job. In his spare time, David enjoyed spending time with family. David will always be remembered as a loving man with a big heart by his family and friends. His family was his life. There wasn’t a day that went by that David wasn’t thinking of being with his family. His sense of humor and the way he loved to joke around made the time you shared with him such a wonderful adventure. He never met a stranger.

David was preceded in death by father, Marshall Dorn Brinkman and mother, JoAnn S. Brinkman. He is survived by his wife Stella Brinkman, children Brandon, Breannah, Bailea, Ashley, Jacqueline Brinkman, and Justin McCown; Grandchild Kanon Wade Brinkman, sister Brenda Brinkman, Sister and Spouses: Marsha and Mike Valencia, and Lorie and Mike Floyd, his brother and spouse: Dorn and Linda Brinkman, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many other family members and dear friends.

He is the son of Hugh H. Brinkman.

In lieu of plants or flowers, we ask for donations to Alzheimer Research in honor of David’s mother, JoAnn Brinkman.

http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2018/TX-DallasandNortheastTexas?team_id=461985&pg=team&fr_id=11535

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 13, 2018
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Marsha Valencia

August 15, 2018

Although our thoughts are consumed with grief
We pray for comfort from the one who knows our pain
Dear Lord, lift us up today because we grieve for David
Keep him close to our hearts and let us feel your love
Watch over our family and our friends who pray for us
Let David know that we will miss him and love him
And that we know he finally has peace in his heart
We are comforted in knowing he is with you Lord
He is with his family in Heaven. Amen.

Marsha Valencia

August 14, 2018

To know my little brother Dave
Meant you knew a man of great strength
He bounced back from so many things
Things that would have left most broken and discouraged
He loved with his whole heart
His family meant everything to him
Unconditional love was engraved in his soul
He knew what it was to be forgiven
And readily forgave without reservation
He loved his wife, kids and grandson
More than they knew
He gave himself to the Lord
Acknowledging that the Lord carried him
Through many paths, most of his life
Dave loved to joke around and play pranks
He really knew how to make you laugh
His smile was infectious and laugh heartwarming
Our hearts are broken, and sadness is overwhelming
He left on the wings of Angels
Greeted by the Lord and his Mom
And finally, he gets to meet and have many conversations with his Dad

I'll miss you the rest of my life!

Marsha Valencia

August 14, 2018

I’ll Be Seeing You

I’ll be seeing you
In all the familiar places
When I look at your children’s faces
In a field of bluebonnets in Spring
When a storm brings clouds to the sky
On the streets of the city of Mesquite
In the rooms of your childhood home
And in all your favorite things

I’ll be feeling you at my side
When I fall asleep watching TV
If I stop for a blizzard at the DQ
If a song on the radio reminds me of you
When I’m looking at your life in pictures
In the pranks that we play on each other
You’ll be right there at each family event
Because with us is where we expect you to be

I’ll be feeling you in my heart
When I hear a familiar laugh
If something brings a lump to my throat
When a tear suddenly fills my eyes
If the phone rings before four a.m.
When I hug one of your kids
In the way someone might smile
It will be you I’ll think about

I’ll try so hard to keep your memory alive
Listen intently when someone tells a story about you
Look at a picture when I want to see your face
Thank the Lord for all the time we spent together
And I’ll pray he takes good care of you
I’ll ask the Lord to let you feel the love of family
And ask Him for comfort when we’re missing you
I’ll be seeing you my little brother. . . Love you Davy John

Diane Foutz

August 13, 2018

David John was a little "RugRat" the ladt time I saw him when he lived in Maryland. Through the years there were messages on Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc. Although our family lives in Texas we remain in touch and love each other. David had ups and downs but family was very important to him and he was important to family. He will be missed and I know I will see him in Heaven and get to spend time with him. Love to you David and to the rest of my Texas family

Marsha Valencia

August 13, 2018

Little brother, you were much bigger than this life. From the day you were born, our lives were so touched by your own. We learned many lessons in life, shared great times and tragedies. So often throughout the years, my question was “Why?”, because I could not see or understand what was expected of me. By being a part of your journey on earth, I came to understand some of what the Lord expects of us. I’ll always remember your strength, strong will and bravery to tackle any obstacle put in your path. Shortly after you were born, our Daddy went to Heaven. If I didn’t have you in my life, to distract me from such a tragedy when I was so young, I don’t know where I’d be today. Hope I told you enough that I love you and I am happy for every moment we shared together. I thank God for you Davy John! I’ll hold you tight in my heart and miss you the rest of my life. Give Mom that message I asked you to give her and visit me if you can. I love you Dave!

Keith Reed

August 12, 2018

May the Lord give you Peace and Comfort during this extremely difficult time in your life.

God Bless You,

Keith Reed

Linda Duckworth Myers

August 10, 2018

Like my sister Sharon, my memories of Davy John were when he was very young (living in Virginia Beach, Lonaconing, & Cumberland). My heart breaks for all of his family & friends! Even though my Texas family is so far away, please know you have my heart! Sending love, hugs, & prayers from Maryland!

Diane Lemmons

August 10, 2018

I have known David since we were kids. In High School he would give me advice about boys. He really was a good friend to me and he will never know how those words at that time in my life really stuck with me. So much so, I never dated a boy from school while I was in High School after the first part of my Freshman year. Don't get me wrong...I dated but NOT a boy in HS and it was because of mine and David's chats. :-) I am very saddened this has happened! God Bless you old friend. Till we meet again.

Sharon Martin

August 10, 2018

Davy John was so small the last time I saw him in Lonaconing Md. The cutest little boy I ever saw. Loved his mama and Marsh. I love you cuz.

Greg Gilmore

August 9, 2018

I knew David from Elementary school through Highschool. We shared a friendship through our younger lives. I remember playing baseball with David as he was a pitcher and always seem to hit me when I was batting. I also played football through our highschool years and always had a strong bond with David. I pray for everyone who was lucky enough to know this great soul. RIP my friend. Prayers for comfort to the family.