Obituary for Donald Brinson Sr.
New Bern – Donald Carl Brinson, Sr., 79, died Monday, July 31, 2017 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.
Mr. Brinson served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard, retiring after 31 years as Sergeant Major. He retired from the Raleigh Police Department as detective after 30 years. He was a member of Riverdale United Methodist Church, and enjoyed hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth “Libby” Spain Brinson; one son, Donald Carl Brinson, Jr. of New Bern; one daughter, Toni Strong and husband Daniel of Fuquay-Varina; one brother, Theodore “Ted” R. Brinson, Jr. and wife Peggy of Parkton; and one grandson, Donald Carl Brinson III of New Bern.
Funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 3 at Pollock-Best Funeral Home with Rev. Rusty Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Flowers are welcome but those who prefer are asked to make donations to Riverdale United Methodist Church, 5195 Hwy. 70 E., New Bern, NC 28562.
Online condolences may be directed here on the Pollock-Best website