Allen Edward Brinsfield, 87, retired grounds superintendent who could repair anything

Allen Edward Brinsfield
Allen Edward Brinsfield

Allen Edward Brinsfield, 87, entered into eternal life Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Virginia Beach. Allen was born in Penns Grove, New Jersey, to the late Orville and Katherine Wells Brinsfield.

Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Patricia Brinsfield. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed by all. Allen retired with 22 years of service in the U.S. Navy.

After his active duty service he became the grounds superintendent for Rosewood Memorial Park. Allen could fix anything and loved puttering around his shop.

He is survived by his children, Mary Katherine Rhodes (Ken) of Port Orange, Florida, Margaret Clare Staten (Scott) of Virginia Beach, Stephen Allen Brinsfield (Stephanie) of San Diego, California, Marie Ellen Oyster (Jeff) of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Stuart Thomas Brinsfield (Kim) of Virginia Beach; siblings, Richard Taylor Brinsfield (Nancy) of Glenolden, Pennsylvania, and Orville James Brinsfield (Susan) of New Jersey; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other family members.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 7, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home with burial immediately following in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Sentara Hospice House in tribute to Allen E. Brinsfield.

Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

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