|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1920|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 2007|
Dewey Benjamin Brinson was the son of Nellie Gillikin and William T. Brinson.
He was listed in the 1940 US Census in New Bern, NC, with his parents as Dewey B. Brinson, son, 19, b. NC.
He married at age 25 in New Bern, Craven Co., NC, April 30, 1946, Marion Lee Helin, age 22m b. ca 1924, of Waukegan, Illinois, daughter of Elin and William Helin of Superior, Wisconsin.
Dewey B. Brinson, 87, of New Bern, died Friday, August 3, 2007 at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of New Bern and worked at as a painting contractor for many years. He had also worked at Barbour Boatworks. One of the last of the "Greatest Generation," he served on the USS LST 530 in the Navy during World War II and was wounded on D-Day at the Normandy invasion. He also served in the Pacific Theatre in the Philippines and Hawaii during the War.
He is survived by his niece, Elizabeth Jones and her husbnad Cleo of New Bern; his nephew, Chuck Rumer and his wife Mary of Trent Woods; great nephews, Mike Steward and his wife Sue and Howard Smith and his wife Donna, all of Alabama; great nephews, Charles Brinson and David Brinson, both of Virginia; and a loving friend, Alma Tilghman of Beaufort.
From his obituary in the Sun Journal, New Bern, NC, August 4, 2007.
Nellie Gillikin Brinson (1889 - 1959)
Mary Louise Brinson (1907 - 1911)*
William Eugene Brinson (1913 - 1954)*
Elsie Isabel Brinson Cerdas (1917 - 1987)*
Dewey Benjamin Brinson (1920 - 2007)
US NAVY, WORLD WAR II
New Bern Memorial Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section A
Created by: Jim Dugan
Record added: May 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37104765