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Nathan William Brinson

Monday, January 28, 2008

Nathan William Brinson, 91, Fayetteville, Ga., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend went home to be with the Lord Jan. 26, 2008.

Born Oct. 13, 1916, in Bloomfield, he was the son of Erza and Bertha Brinson.

A lifelong member of the Church of Nazarene, Brinson served as Sunday School Superintendent, board member, teacher and in many other areas of the church.

In his early years, Brinson received his education from Purdue, Ohio State and Washington D.C. universities.

He was the owner and operator of a restaurant in Speedway, was a Scout Master and taught electricity after World War II for Purdue University.

He was commissioned in the Navy during World War II, serving active, inactive and Civil Service.

He served assignments with the Navy's Bureau of Ordinance as a Specialist Ordinance Engineer in Washington, D.C., from 1945-72.

He received several Superior Achievement awards in the Naval Civil Service. He instructed B-17 flight crews on use of the Nordon Bombsite and sailed as the USN Commander for war games in both the Atlantic and Mediterranean.

He managed his own Real Estate firm from 1972-2000 and worked as a property manager in Orlando, before his retirement at the age of 83.

After retiring, Brinson moved to Fayetteville, Ga., to be near his daughters.

In his testimony, he stated, "I owe my successes in life to Jesus, my wonderful parents, and a very faithful, loving and hardworking wife."

He was preceded in death by his parents, Erza and Bertha Brinson, brother Russell Brinson, Brazil, sister Mildred Burke, Kissimmee, Fla., and son Larry William Brinson, Edgewater, Fla.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Louise Gwendolyn Rissler Brinson, daughters Vonne Rodgers, Garner, N.C., and Karen Hatton, Fayetteville, Ga., nephews David Brinson, Harmony, 10 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, in the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home. Private burial will take place Saturday in Orlando.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to Heartland Hospice, 115 Huntington Park Dr., Fayetteville, Ga., 30214.

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.