Robie G. Brinkley, Jr., 49, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his residence in Morton. He was born October 10, 1967 to his loving parents Robie Gene Brinkley, Sr. and Myra Jo (Jamerson) Brinkley.
Robie is survived by his children, Ashley (Dusty) Ford of Eldorado, IL, Amber Brinkley of Mansfield, IL, Robie Brinkley III and Jenni Roth of Spring Bay, IL, Kenneth Brinkley of Spring Bay, Amia Brinkley of Spring Bay and Eric Littrell of Cave In Rock, IL. He is also survived by his children’s mother, Cherie (Bennett) Brinkley; three sisters, Connie (Tom) Stroud, Gay Lynne Brinkley and Janice (Sven) Kjelsrud; four grandchildren, Teagun Brinkley, Brantley Littrell, Chanel Roth-Brinkley, and Aniyah Ford; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. When his mother was diagnosed with cancer, he dedicated his life to caring for her in every way until her death 14 months later.
Robie followed in his dad’s footsteps of being a machinist and a member of the Society of Engineers. In 2000, Robie and his family relocated to their farm in Southern IL, where they raised cows, horses and enjoyed quality time together.
Weight lifting and working as a personal trainer became his passion. Helping clients reach goals that even professionals said were impossible is what brought him such pride.
Nothing brought Robie more joy than spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
A local visitation was held at Ludwig Mortuary in Morton on Monday, January 23, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service for Robie will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Cox & Son Funeral Home, 209 S. Jarrell St., Ridgway, IL. 62979, with Pastor Stan Pennell officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home in Ridgway. Burial will be in Leamington Cemetery in Junction, IL.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, West Central Regional Office, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.ludwigmortuary.com.