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Vonice Brinson

Vonice R. Brinson, 71, of Upper Sandusky, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 8:06 p.m. at Wyandot Memorial Hospital in Upper Sandusky, surrounded by his loving family.
Vonice was born on Dec. 13, 1947, in Sommerset, Ky., to Alpha and Daisy (VanHook) Brinson, both of whom are deceased. He married Regina Weaver on Jan. 31, 1970, at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Carey, and she survives.
He is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Forest) Graver of Upper Sandusky, and Jennifer (Leonard) Luikart of Harpster;  five grandchildren, Jordan (Kayla) Brinson, Sarah Luikart, Hunter Luikart, Kaytlyn Graver and Jacob Luikart; and two great-grandchildren, Reese Brinson and Remi Brinson.
Vonice is also survived by his two brothers, Vernon (Molly) Brinson of Upper Sandusky, and Bernard (Delana) Brinson of Tipp City; and two sisters, Rosie (Richard) Puchta of Carey, and Doris (Harold) Schryer of Upper Sandusky.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Dakota “Faye” Critchfield.
Vonice was a 1966 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his return after the war, he worked for the former Stoll Casket Company and Millington Plastics/Blackhawk in the paint department and then for Wyandot Motor Sales as a driver.
He was a former member of VFW Post #2842, Wyandot Classic and Cruisers and Wyandot County Rod and Gun Club, all of Upper Sandusky.
For hobbies Vonice enjoyed taking care of his yard, watching OSU football and basketball, classic cars and racing cars.
He enjoyed his neighborhood, where he was known as the “mayor” of the street and was usually seen rocking on his front porch, many times joined by a friend or two, where they  tried to solve the world’s problems. Also Vonice had never met a stranger, whether four legged or two.
He will be remembered for his love of his children and grandchildren and watching all of their activities.
Visitation was held June 23 at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 24, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Elaine Clinger Sturtz officiating.  Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Upper Sandusky Veterans Color Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the USHS Athletic Program or 4-H of Wyandot County and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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