December 16, 1920 – June 26, 2015
Jack Grant Brinson of Bend, Oregon, loving father and grandfather passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on June 26, 2015 at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, Oregon. He was 94 1/2.
Jack was born December 16, 1920 on the Brinson Ranch, in Bend, Oregon, to William Arthur and Edna Elsie (Boyd) Brinson. Jack attended primary and secondary school in Bend, Oregon.
Jack was a decorated US Army WWII Veteran. After WWII, he began selling women’s shoes at JC Penney and later went on to retire after 35 years as an installer / repairman for Pacific Northwest Bell.
He was a respected member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Deschutes Pioneer Association, and Telephone Pioneer Association. Jack loved square dancing and hosted the annual Square Dance Festival in Bend, during his two terms as president of the Oregon State Square Dance Association. Jack also enjoyed the sport of fly fishing and tying and was happy to share his expertise by teaching those that shared his same enthusiasm.
Jack is survived by his children Janice Carter, Diane Reif (husband Michael), Patricia Verbovanec (husband Ronald), Michael Brinson and Andrew Brinson (wife Rebecca). Other survivors include 12 grandchildren, Michelle, Jason, Janie, A.J., Eric, Gina, Wesley, Jessie, Keith, Brandon, Jackie, Jacob and fifteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving wives, Elinor and Ilene, and brother Harvey.
Memorial contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choosing.
Jack departed this life with dignity, respect and freedom and will be dearly missed.
A public visitation will take place Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 6:00-8:00 PM and Friday, July 10, 2015 at 9:00-10:00 AM, at Deschutes Memorial Chapel and Gardens. Funeral Services will be held July 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM, followed immediately by a Graveside Service.
Deschutes Memorial Chapel is honored to care for the family. Please visit our online register book at deschutesmemorialchapel.com. (541) 382-5592.