Daniel Emmett Brinkley


CLINTON — Daniel Emmett Brinkley, 75, of Clinton, passed away at 4:23 a.m. on  July 29, 2021, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating and military honors following. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Clinton Eagles Lodge.

Danny was born on July 23, 1946, in Clinton, the son of Lonnie and Marjorie (Emmett) Brinkley. He married Jackie Diane Shaw on July 31, 1971, in Clinton. She passed away on June 7, 2003.

Survivors include his children, Shari (Gage) Irvin, Clinton; Nick (Ashley Wrigley) Brinkley, Clinton; grandson, Tyler Brinkley, Simpson, Ill.; sisters, Kathy (Tony) Tedrick, Clinton; and Londa Reffett, Mt. Zion; along with many nieces, nephews and special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jimmy Brinkley.

Danny was U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam from 1967 to 1971, and a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge. He worked for Caterpillar, in Decatur, for 30 years and later for Douglas Dodge, in Clinton, for many years. Danny loved antiques and the Chicago Cubs.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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