Gary Lee Brinks

January 6, 1943 ~
November 22, 2021

Gary Lee “Joe” Brinks, age 78, of Grandville, was called home to be with Jesus on Monday, November 22, 2021, and is now singing with the angels. Gary was a precious, loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa who is gone from us too soon. You were truly loved by all who knew you. We will all live on and strive to meet the amazing example of God you shared with us. Gary was happily employed at Ted Miedema Cement Contractors for 45+ yrs. turning boys into men and more recently worked part time for Valley Trucks delivering parts and smiles. He was one of 8 children. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Anna (Mulder) Brinks; sister, Dorothy; brothers, Bob and Dennis; and sister-in-law, Shirley. He is survived by his brothers, Carl (Kay) Brinks, Russel Brinks, Duane (Dorothy) Brinks and Melvin (Karen) Brinks and sister-in-law, Peggy Finkbeiner. He was raised in Middleville, met and married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn (Beuschel) Brinks, and they were married on October 26, 1962. Every day he would ask “Did I tell you I love you, Babe?” They raised their family of four - Scott (Ronda) Brinks, Wendy (Mike) Bisbee, Lisa (Greg) Voet and Stacy (Loren) Lemmen - in Grandville and still reside there. He has seven grandchildren, Joshua (Chelsea) Brinks, Nathaniel (Amanda) Brinks, Jessica (Noah) Farrant, Jordan (Kailee) Bisbee, Travis (Olivia) Voet, Samantha (Erin) Hillary and Eric (Alexandra) Lemmen. He was also blessed with five great-grandchildren. He served and raised his family at Bethel Lutheran Church. He was a constant staple in the choir and enjoyed a lifelong love of singing with his brothers. He was full of life and had an amazing love for his God. He will forever be known for his contagious smile that was bright as the sun. He had a strong, mountain-of-a-man handshake that could knock you over if you didn’t have your feet planted firmly on the ground and the best hugs you were ever blessed to receive. He was also very well known for his Garyism’s - one of his favorite one’s is “This isn’t goodbye, it’s see you later.” A private family graveside service will be held at Floral View Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, January 6, 2022. A memorial walk will be held from 2:30-3:00 p.m. with a service to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Pointe Church, 3350 Baldwin St., Hudsonville, MI 49426. Please enter at the East Entrance Door C (the family’s wishes are that out of respect for everyone’s health and safety, no hugs be given at this time, even though we would love them so very much). There will be significant spacing for those who desire social distancing. In lieu of flowers, please make charitable donations to Bethel Lutheran Church, 3655 Wilson Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418.

Memorial Walk
Thursday, January 6
2:26pm - 2:56pm

Chapel Pointe
3350 Baldwin St.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Memorial Service
Thursday, January 6
3:00pm

Chapel Pointe
3350 Baldwin St.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Leave Your Tribute Message

December 03, 2021 3:48pm
Marilyn, my thoughts and prayers are with you! God does bring us thru whatever He brings us too.

- MaryJo (Good) Boerema

November 30, 2021 9:35pm
Our love and sympathy to you Marilyn and to your entire family. Gary was a Wonderful man and he will be missed SO much. We know you will be comforted to know that he is free from pain and heartache and rejoicing with Jesus!! Love and Prayers, Maurie and Lorraine

- Lorraine Lemmen

November 30, 2021 8:54am
Gary was one of a kind. Not only a great employee but a great mentor and friend. I will miss our chats and your words of wisdom. Your firestone will be taken care of.

- KEN KNIGHT

November 30, 2021 6:59am
I will forever miss you my friend. It was always a good day when you came to work. You mean the world to me.

- SCOTT ROZEMA

November 30, 2021 4:51am
What a wonderful light Uncle Gary was and will continue to be to the world. Our lives were extremely blessed to be part of his extended family. God bless you Aunt Marilyn and kids. Love you ❤🙏🙏

- Larry and Karen

November 29, 2021 9:38pm
My condolences to Marilyn and all the children. Spent many fun filled day here below with Gary, and can’t wait to pour cement with him in heaven. Love Ed and Jill

- Ed Reitsma




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