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Larry Brinkerhoff

April 2, 1946 ~ May 26, 2021 (age 75)


Larry Brinkerhoff, age 75, a resident of Portland, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. 

            Larry was born on April 2, 1946, in Portland, the son of Calvin and Ruth (Smith) Brinkerhoff.  He graduated from Portland High School in 1964 and married Deborah Moses on August 12, 1966. 

            Larry served in the Army National Guard and  worked for Sheller Globe in Portland.   He owned and operated Brink’s Garage and Paint in Portland for many years.  He was a member of Vintage Motorbike Club and the Cushman Club of America.  He was a former member of the Assemblies of God and currently attended Bryant Wesleyan Church.  Larry never met a stranger in all he did and was always willing to help anyone in need. 

            Survivors include:

            His wife of 54 years:  Deborah Brinkerhoff – Portland, Indiana

            2 daughters:  Lori Bailey (husband John) – Portland, Indiana

                                  Amy Wehrly (husband Jim) – Portland, Indiana

            2 granddaughters:  Raquel and Natalie Wehrly

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Ruth Brinkerhoff and 2 brothers, David and Ken Brinkerhoff. 

            Visitation will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at Bryant Wesleyan Church, 209 S. Hendricks St., Bryant, Indiana.  Services to celebrate Larry’s life will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Bryant Wesleyan Church in Bryant.  Pastor Paul VanCise and Pastor Michael Burk will officiate the service and burial will follow at Green Park Cemetery in Portland. 

            The family request you drive your classic car or vintage motorcycle to the visitation and service in memory of Larry. 

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed towards Bryant Wesleyan Church Mission Fund or the family of Brian Barnett to help his fight with Multiple Sclerosis. 

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June 4, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bryant Wesleyan Church
209 S. Hendricks St.
Bryant, IN 47326

Funeral Service
June 5, 2021

10:00 AM
Bryant Wesleyan Church
209 S. Hendricks St.
Bryant, IN 47326

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