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Joshua Brinkley Wilson

Updated: Nov 12, 2023

Bristol, Virginia

Joshua Brinkley Wilson, 33, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Brinkley was born April 5, 1990 in Bristol, Tennessee to John Paul and Judie Faye Wilson. Brinkley was a well-known business owner and avid outdoorsman. He adored his family and was a loving husband, father, brother, and son. Brinkley is loved by many and will be missed beyond measure.

Brinkley is survived by his loving wife, Kelsey Wilson; his children, whom he dearly loved, Joshua Boone and Grace Marie; his mother and father, John and Judie Wilson; five sisters, Missy McClanahan and Pat, Tracy Koleber and Mike, Christina Dewar and Todd, Kacey Buchanan and Todd, and Brittany Shortt and Tim; one brother, Brentwood Wilson; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Alessa Castle.

Brinkley is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 13, 2023, from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Discovery Church, 242 Bethel Dr, Bristol, Tennessee. A funeral service will follow at the church at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Dale Wright and Dr. Matthew Korell officiating.

Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, Virginia.

Brentwood Wilson, Tadd Clark, Justin Booher, Colton Ratcliffe, Peyton McClanahan, Mike Sluder, Colby Frost, and Oswaldo “Po Joe” Luciano will serve as pallbearers.

Brinkley’s legions of friends will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Boone and Grace Scholarship fund at First Bank and Trust PO Box 1000 Abingdon, VA 24212.

Online condolences may be submitted to the family by visiting

Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Joshua Brinkley Wilson.


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