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1943 Charles 2023

Charles Edward Brinson

January 3, 1943 — January 31, 2023

Indian Trail


 ZOOM Link for the military honors. Monday 02/13/2023. Please click here: 


Charles Edward Brinson, 80, of Indian Trail, NC passed away on January 31, 2023.

Charles was born in Montgomery, AL on January 3, 1943 to the late Robert and Bessie Brinson.

Along with his parents, Charles is preceded in death by one sister and four brothers (Doris, Robert Jr., Allen, Harry, and Bennie)

He is survived by his brothers Clarence Brinson (Sandra) and Sam Brinson, his sister Gwen Maybin (David), his children Tyrone Brinson (Shamora), Tyree Brinson (Taneen), Stan Hammonds (Rebekah), Monique Folson (Matthew), and grandchildren Donell, Danyell, Malaya, and Makenzie. 

Charles moved to Chicago as a young boy.  Growing up and in his adult years, Charles loved the game of basketball and enjoyed playing with friends and family.  Because he was so good at making basketball shots around the court, his nickname was Horse. 

Charles graduated from Harrison High School and attended Malcom X College prior to being drafted into the United States Army.  He served his country in the Vietnam War and earned the National Defense Service Metal Ribbon, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, and Marksman (Riffle M-14) Sharpshooter Badge.

After serving in the US Army, Charles worked at Nestle and Commonwealth Edison Power Company. He provided for his family and loved them dearly. He especially loved spending quality time with his mother before she passed.

Charles also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  Because he loved dressing up in suits with matching shirts and handkerchiefs, he gained the name of “Pretty Boy”.  Although Charles was a serious man of few words, he was known for his colorful language and wisecracks.

Charles looked forward to seeing his grandchildren whom he shared a common love for snacks.  During visits, they would enjoy strawberry short cake ice cream bars, popcorn, and his favorite drink, orange pop! He not only loved snacks, he enjoyed Rib-Tips, Italian Beefs, Strawberry milkshakes, and juicy cheeseburgers and pork chops. Although he was a foodie before foodie became a thing, to everyone’s surprise, in his words “I don’t eat anything that flies”. 

When Charles wasn't with family and friends, he would often pass the time watching western movies and News stations.  He really enjoyed watching the movie GoodFellas. These are just a few things that make us smile and will be remembered about Charles. He was loved and his memories will be cherished by his siblings, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of extended family and friends.

Charles will be laid to rest at Salisbury National Cemetery with military honors on February 13, 2023 at 1 PM. There will be livestreaming via ZOOM for the military honors. Please click here: 

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Service Schedule

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Interment with Military Honors

Monday, February 13, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

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