Caldwell BrickeyGate City, VA | February 05, 2012
Caldwell Brickey (91) of Gate City, Virginia, passed away at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Kingsport, Tennessee, on February 4, 2012. He was born August 21, 1920 in Peters, Virginia to Corbett and Vera Brickey.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Anna Ruth Gillenwater Brickey; sisters Onita Frazier, Irene Neal, and Una Hilton; brothers B. C. Brickey, Clyde Brickey, and Odell Brickey; and daughter-in-law, Pam Berry Brickey. Survivors include four children, Wayne Brickey and wife, Sue Brickey, Karen Loper, Jeff Brickey, and Janis Brickey and husband, Randy Richardson; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He also leaves behind a very special and devoted friend, Dallas Shoun. Other special friends/family members are Richard, Bob and Sam Gillenwater.
Mr. Brickey was a veteran of World War II having served in Luxembourg, Belgium, England, France, and Germany. He was a Master Sergeant with the 76th Infantry Quartermaster Company and participated in three major battles. He was a certified welder and retired from Eastman in 1981 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Blue Lodge of the Masons and the Gate City Fire Department. He was a faithful member of the Gate City United Methodist Church since 1974, and served as a Trustee for several decades. He loved the rural areas of Scott County and enjoyed grouse hunting with his bird dogs, fishing, hiking, ginseng hunting, and gardening. He was a true outdoorsman and conservationist.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the Gate City Funeral Home in Gate City, Virginia, on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. and will be conducted by Rev. Jim Harless. Music will be provided by Pat Loggans.
Members of the Men's Club and the men of Gate City United Methodist Church will serve as pallbearers.
A graveside service will be held at the Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Virginia, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:45 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gate City United Methodist Church Building Fund, 255 Walnut Street, Gate City, Virginia 24251, or Scott County Expositions Inc. P.O. Box 92 Hiltons, VA. 24258
The family would like to acknowledge the tender and compassionate care provided by Nurses Kelly, April, Beverly, and Jeanie, and a host of other caring staff members of Elmcroft Assisted Living where Mr. Brickey resided for more than two years. They became like family to him. Another special caregiver who sat with him at night and provided good company and conversation was Frances Spivey. The Bill Pat Tipton Family was neighbors and special friends through the years and especially during Mr. Brickey's illness. The gentle care and kindness provided by Shirley Tipton, Cynthia Tipton Johnson, and Amber Tipton Spivey were exemplary. In addition to all these exceptional caregivers, the family would like to express their deep gratitude to Nurse Stephanie Jackson with Amedisys Hospice for her professionalism and compassion toward Mr. Brickey and his family during his final hours.
An online guest register is available for the Brickey family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Caldwell Brickey.
CondolencesWayne & Susie,
We are so sorry about your dad. We just found it the newspaper this morning. If you guys need us we will be there for you. We pray that God will comfort you and give you peace as only he can do. We love you guys.
Diana, Michelle, Amy & Teri
Posted by: Diana Renfro, February 08, 2012
Sorry about your Dad. I have very fond memories of you and your Dad visiting Bob and me when we lived in the country. I envision Bob meeting your Dad at the gates of heaven — O Happy Day. I think of you often and an very thankful you were one of Bob's very special friend. You are in my thoughts and prayer at this very sad time.
Posted by: Nancy Bausell, February 08, 2012
Jeff and Family, Sorry for your loss. If there is anything that I can do to help please let me know. Mark.
Posted by: Mark Jenkins, February 08, 2012
My name is Paula Slaughter. My mother is Nell Brickey Sumner. She is the oldest child of Corbett and Ruby Brickey. She is still living, and is now the only surviving sibling. My Aunt Norma, passed away this past summer. My mother is now living in Nashville, TN., and is not able to travel. Often your dad was thought of and talked about, and we all thought how much he and papaw looked alike. My mother loved all her brothers, and sisters very much, and she is very saddened by her brothers passing.
On behave of my mother, and family, I wish to express our deepest sympathy.
Posted by: Paula Slaughter, February 07, 2012
Wayne and family, I was very sorry to hear you have lost someone so precious to your heart . My heart goes out to you in sympathy and friendship.
Posted by: Dorinda Bradshaw, February 07, 2012
Jeff and family;
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.
Duffield Vol. Fire and Rescue Squad
Posted by: Roger Carter, February 07, 2012
My paryers and condolences are with you always!
Charlie and Brenda
Posted by: Charlie Robinette, February 07, 2012
Thank you so much for allowing me to be with you and your family during this journey. It was a blessing to be with you all. I pray that god with bless you with peace in your time of need.
Stephanie Jackson, R.N.
Posted by: Stephanie Jackson, February 07, 2012
So very sorry for your loss — Your Dad and Mom were great neighbors when I was growing up on Highland Street. Jeff you were a great support when I was working for the County there was no better friend. Our prayers are with all of the family
Posted by: Ken/Barbara Ann Edwards, February 07, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Caldwell's passing. He was always fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are turned to the family as I know you miss him.
Posted by: Lee Ann McConnell, February 07, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I know what your going through, I've been there. May God's sweet peace and loving arms surround you.
Posted by: Patty Turner, February 07, 2012
My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you and your family. May your wonderful memories always celebrate your father's life.
Posted by: Deborah Belcher, February 07, 2012
So sorry for your loss Jeff.
Posted by: Fort Blackmore Fire Dept., February 06, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I served with Mr. Brickey on the Board of Trustees at the church for several years and his knowledge of construction of the educational wing and the church structure in general was invaluable during our periods of renovation. I really enjoyed working with him and will certainly miss him. God bless all of you.
Posted by: Lisa McConnell, February 06, 2012
I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Posted by: Janet Colson, February 06, 2012
Sue, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have had a particularly difficult time. May God richly bless you and your loved ones at this time. The photograph of Mr. Brickey is wonderful. How great that someone was able to take that picture.
Posted by: Dottie Foulk, February 06, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Caldwell was an amazing man. I will always remember an afternoon visit my mother and I had with Caldwell when he shared some of his WW II experiences. My mother(his sister Norma Brickey Bowen) would tell me often of how his quiet dignified manor reminded her of their father Corbett. He will be missed.
Posted by: Jason Bowen, February 06, 2012
So very sorry to hear of uncle Caldwell's passing. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.
Posted by: Lesia Tate Smith, February 06, 2012
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