Joseph Jefferson Brinson, Jr.

June 14, 1939 - January 14, 2023


Obituary For Joseph Jefferson Brinson, Jr.

Joseph “Joe” Jefferson Brinson, Jr., 83 of Richlands, passed away Saturday evening at UNC Lenoir Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, 01/18/23 at Johnson Funeral Home, 210 W. Hargett Street, Richlands, NC 28574, with pastor Matt Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 PM, one hour prior to the service. Entombment will follow the service at Onslow Memorial Park. Joe is preceded in death by his parents Jeff and Ruth Brinson, and his first cousin, Dwight Malpass who was more like a brother to him. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Barbara Parker Wells Brinson; sons Jeff Brinson, III of Richlands, Gregg Wells and wife Tammy of Wallace, and Brad Wells and wife Randall of Wilmington; daughter, Jennifer Roberts-McGuire and husband Edward of Wilmington; grandchildren, Erika Brinson, Brady Roberts, Easton Wells, Breyer Roberts, Emma Wells, Preston Hardgrove, Spencer Wells; brother, L.H. Brinson and wife Jean of Richlands, sister, Shelby Howard of Richlands, and many nieces and nephews. In Lieu of flowers, please donate to Redeeming Love of Haw Branch (formerly, Haw Branch United Methodist) or Duplin County Animal Services. Johnson Funeral Home of Richlands is honored to be able to serve the Brinson family.

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  • January 17, 2023

    My heart is in shock & heavy with sadness. But! Our Faith reminds us to be absent in this world is to be present with Jesus.So I can only imagine how the rejoicing to be told welcome my good & faithful servant!! I know there is a awesome reunion going on in heaven with Aunt Ruth, Uncle Jeff & Daddy & Mama . You will be sorely missed❤️ BP

  • January 17, 2023

    Joe has always been a kind caring man with a very big heart. He loved horses and when my mare had her colt surpringly in his pastor wich was truly a surprise because we thought she wasn't pregnant he beamed with happiness and excitement and couldn't wait to call me and tell me that I had a pretty lil brown and white paint. Wivh we named shylow Joe's dream in honor of Mr joe.Joe. shylow is now three years old and there wasn't a day that went by that mr Joe would walk around the pasture or even stop on the golf cart to just look at her and even talk to her.. I know I'm forever gonna miss Mr Joe and things won't be the same but everytime I look a shylow Joe's dream I will smile and think of Mr Joe and the live he had for horses..Mr Joe also loved his hunting dogs he would always stop and talk to us on the golfcart with all his pretty dogs attached to the back and tell us that this is how he keeps them in shape..he would always let us know even he was going to the mountains to hunt and we would jokingly say oh lordy now Mr Joe just go hunting and dnt come home with anymore dogs and well the next time we saw him yep you guessed it there was just one more new dog on the back of the golf cart. These are fond memories I will hold dear to my heart but mostly I will miss his kind heart and smile and our lil talks. Rest in peace! Julie gurganus

  • January 17, 2023

    To the family of Joe Brinson, I am so sorry to hear about his passing. Praying for you to have comfort and peace during this difficult time. Friend of Shelly and Cathy, Cindy Whaley Deaver

  • January 17, 2023

    Joe was a wonderful man and neighbor. Always willing to help. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Prayers to all his friends and family

  • January 17, 2023

    You will forever be missed!! Our families did everything together. From celebrating holidays, going on vacation, snow skiing, many weekends at the lake and Catherine lake, many pig pickings and of course attending the same church. We will take care of daddy down here and you watch over him from above. We love and miss you!! Cathy

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