Damon Brinkerhoff, a beloved husband, devoted father, brother and son, passed away at his home in Tropic on the morning of Wednesday July 26, 2023 after a long physical and mental battle. He blessed this world with his entrance on April 18, 1983. He is the third son of Danny and Wendy Brinkerhoff.
From an early age, while on top of his father’s shoulders, Damon learned the value of hard work. From this bird's eye view, he learned how to build and operate tools. These tender moments, being mentored by his father, would eventually transform Damon into a well-known community handyman. As his family lovingly reminisced, his mother commented that even as a young child, Damon has always enjoyed soaking in the tub. His family wondered if he had fins. Damon loved his family. He loved his mother and father, and he knew that they loved him.
Megan thought he was good looking in his jersey #45. He was nicknamed “Ponderosa” by his teammates for recognizing the need to get out of his way as he drove to the hoop. He also loved baseball, and had quite the heater from the mound. He had many friends and always put the needs of others above his own.
Damon met and fell in love with Megan Lee Pollock, and they became high school sweethearts. They were married on October 19, 2001 and were sealed in the St. George Temple. He attended Southern Utah University where he studied construction management. Throughout his various employment opportunities, he created lasting friendships. Damon loved spending time outdoors with his family and friends hunting, fishing, and camping.
Damon, alongside his wife, built much of their home in Tropic. From this home, they have been raising their four children: Casia Lee, Damon Carter, Cavry Rae, and Creighton John. They are his greatest gifts, and they brought him much comfort and joy. He was a gentle giant who taught his children in love and righteousness.
He was a faithful example to all as he served in many callings and capacities as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His faith strengthened him as he endured many physical and mental challenges. Damon possessed many Christlike attributes, he was especially a peacemaker. Through all of his infirmities, Damon always maintained a positive demeanor. We will always be grateful for his love and example.
Damon is survived by his wife; children; parents; brothers: Tyson(Kayce) and Walon (Kami) Brinkerhoff; grandfather, John Niemann; many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, brothers and sisters-in-law.
Damon is preceded in death by his grandparents: Eldon “Dutch” J . Sr. and Ora Brinkerhoff, Claudia Niemann; and niece, Demi DelRae Brinkerhoff; parents-in-law, Sam and LaRae Pollock.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Tropic Ward Chapel where friends may call from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Tropic Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com