Howard Brimmer, a life-long resident of Baton Rouge, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Howard was born December 29, 1938 in Walls, Louisiana to Myrtle Patin Starks and Ivory Brimmer. Howard, known by many as "Bull" was a graduate of McKinley Senior High School "Class of 1957". After high school Howard enlisted in the United States Air Force where he worked as an Administrative Specialist for eight years. Upon his honorable discharge he returned home and enrolled at Southern University and received a Bachelor's of Science In Business Administration. Through the years Howard worked in various different managerial, supervisory and educational occupations. In 2005 he retired after twenty-seven (27) years of service with the State Department of Revenue. At the time of his death Howard was a faithful member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. He was also an active member of the McKinley Athletic Alumni Association and served as past Treasurer. He leaves to cherish countless memories, his loving wife Willie B. Grimes Brimmer, three daughters, Jocelyn Brimmer Lewis (Andrew), of Baton Rouge, LA, Traci Brimmer Smothers (Kevin), of Destrehan, LA, Shanna Brimmer Porter of New Orleans, LA, two sons, Gregory Donnell Grimes and Steve Follins, both of Baton Rouge, LA; fourteen grandchildren, eleven (11) great grandchildren, one brother, Edward Starks, Jr. (Joyce), a devoted uncle and aunt, Jimmie and Ava Patin of Oakland, CA; one aunt Gladys Patin Smith of Atlanta, GA, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 1743 Convention Street, Baton Rouge, LA Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to service time at 7:00 p.m., Rev. Charlie Green, Officiating. Dismissal will be held Friday, October 11, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Interment at Port Hudson National Cemetery, Port Hudson, LA. Miller and Daughter Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10, 2013