2018-06-13 / Obituaries

Hubert M. Brink

Hubert M. Brink, Lt. Colonel, USAF, 93, a resident of Prattville, Ala., and a native of Walton, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Hubert was born April 11, 1925, in Walton, the son of the late Sheldon and Alma (Taylor) Brink. He was a graduate of Walton High School, class of 1942 and Buffalo State College, 1946-1950 where he was in the Kappa Delta Pi and Epsilon Pi Tau National Honor Societies.

Colonel Brink entered the military service in July 1943 and served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a B29 Bombardier. He was recalled to active duty in 1951 and after a combat tour in Korea he completed Air Force Pilot training in 1954, spending 10 years as a pilot and aircraft commander in the Strategic Air Command. His last assignment before retirement was at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base where he was director of Non Air Force Service Schools. Colonel Brink was a command pilot and received numerous awards and decorations during his 26-year career. After retirement Colonel Brink taught school for 10 years in Montgomery, Ala. and earned a masters degree from Troy University. His last five years of teaching were at Capital Heights Junior High School in Industrial Arts.

Hubert is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Doris Scofield Brink, also of Walton; two sons, Robert W. (Debbie) Brink, David E. (Suzanne) Brink, and a daughter Deborah A. (Tom) Knowles; six grandchildren: Chris, Shannon, Chad, Jeremy, Brittany and Brian; 10 great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister Ruth and brother Earl.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, Walton, where services will be held at 1 with Lt. Colonel Shannon Smith, officiating. Burial will follow in Walton Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Buffalo State College, Foundation Office, Cleveland Hall 511, Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 or First Methodist Church of Prattville, 100 E. 4th Street, Prattville, AL 36067.

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