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Memorial Service

Forgan Methodist Church
Saturday November 27th, 2021

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Ernest "Dusty" T. Brinkley

Ernest “Dusty” T. Brinkley was born on January 3, 1949 in Amarillo, Texas to Orlan and Betty (Robb) Brinkley. He grew up in Forgan, Oklahoma and graduated with the Class of 1967. After graduation, he entered the United States Army, serving three tours in Vietnam, 1968-1970. He was proud of the award he received for being the last solder from Company 564th Platoon to leave Vietnam.

Upon his return to Beaver County, he worked in the oilfield for various companies. He enjoyed working as a licensed pyrotecnician and he loved making fireworks for family and friends.

He looked forward to reunions with his Vietnam brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and his brothers, Gary Getz, Joseph Getz, James “Rusty” Brinkley and his Vietnam brother, Gary Stafford.

Dusty passed from this life on October 19th, 2021 at the Claremore Veterans Center in Claremore, Oklahoma from complications of Agent Orange.

He is survived by Paula Brinkley, mother of his children; his children, Krystie (Brad) Brinkley, Chad (Courtney) Brinkley; his grandchildren, Zara Beth Brinkley, Cody Brinkley and Jaxson Brinkley; his brothers, Tom (Glenda) Getz, and Carl Crites; his sisters, Sandra Byrd and Robbie (Elmer) Hancock and a host of nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. He is also survived by his Vietnam brothers, Jerry Isbell, Ron Kassabaum, Warren Frohn and Barney Sims.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials, in Dusty Brinkley’s name, to The Claremore Veterans Center Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 988, Claremore, Ok. 74018

Memorial Services will be held November 27th, 2021 at the Forgan Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. Family and friends will be welcome at the Forgan Community Center following both services.

Graveside services will be held after the Memorial Service.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ernest "Dusty" Brinkley

Jeannie Stafford Nov 26 2021 1:55 PM

My dear friend Dusty, I really hate it so bad and I am not able to come to your service! Ever since I found out they were going to have one in Forgon , I have planned on being there I look forward to spending one last time with you! I hope you are resting in peace and that the good Lord open his arms and greeted you home. You are a good man and perhaps we show me it again one day. Your old friend Skeeter

Esther Barkdoll Nov 23 2021 4:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest "Dusty" Brinkley

Holly Hillmann Nov 11 2021 4:26 PM

Thank you for your service sir. you will forever be missed.

Mark Wright Nov 10 2021 12:15 PM