Lonnie was employed at Crane Naval Base in Fiber Optics, where he retired in 2010. Lonnie was a Vietnam Veteran and received the US Navy USS Eisenhower Award. He was a member of the Marco Methodist Church; American Legion Post #479 Lyons and Post #22 Linton; BPO Elks #866; Sullivan Loyal Order of the Moose; Past Master Linton Masonic Lodge #560 F& AM; Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute and Greene Co. Shrine Club.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Brinson of Linton; his companion, Jean Hall of Linton; one son, Scott J. (Jamey) Brinson of Linton; four grandchildren, Kristen, Mercedes, Tony and Logan; great-granddaughter, Sophie Jean; niece, Shawn Hughes; companion's children, Doug (Brook) Hall, Deanna (Richie) Budd; grandchildren, Chelsee, Emma, Jarrett and Sage; and his best friend, Mark A. (Linsey) Hollingsworth.
Lonnie was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Carol Brinson (Feb. 17, 2010); and one brother, Robert Don Brinson.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Riley's Children Hospital Heart Center. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. The family is following Lonnie's wishes with cremation.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com
Kay Ellis Cox