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Official Obituary of

Chief W.L. Brinson

September 21, 1947 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Chief W.L. Brinson Obituary

Chief W.L. Brinson, 76, of Dudley departed this earthly life Thursday, February 29, 2024 surrounded by his loving family.


Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at Golden Gate Cemetery in Pikeville.


Mr. Brinson was born to the late John Robert Sr. and Clyde Brinson on September 21, 1947.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in law enforcement throughout his life including Sergeant with Mount Olive Police Department, Deputy US Marshall, Sampson County Sheriff's Office as Narcotics Chief, Wayne County Sheriff's Office where he served as Captain of the Detention Center and most recently retired as Police Chief with Wayne Community College. His lifetime dedication to law enforcement will be forever remembered.  


He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Barbara Brinson; one son, Willie Nicholas "Nick" Brinson; two daughters, Nikki Brinson and Tra-c Brinson; one brother, John Brinson Jr. and wife, Mattie; one sister, Annie Davis; four grandchildren, Marqueeia Baldwin, Zarrell Sweet, Za'Leeiah Grantham and Mckenzie Gibbs and one great-granddaughter, Isabella Richardson.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Brinson.


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March 5, 2024

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Howell Funeral Home & Crematory
1500 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Funeral Service
March 5, 2024

2:00 PM
Howell Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel
1500 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Burial to Follow

Golden Gate Cemetery
4734 US-117
Pikeville, NC 27863


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