Joe Britton | 1943-2018

Published Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Joe Britton

Joe Britton, 74, of Alvord, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Community Church in Decatur with the Rev. Chris Wann officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 3.

Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

Joe was born Oct. 19, 1943, in Enid, Okla., to Floyd and Rena Belle (McGeehee) Britton. He married the love of his life, Louise Weyerts, Feb. 23, 1963, in Enid, Okla. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company where he was a marketing manager. He was awarded for 30 years of perfect attendance. He also served as a deacon in his past at previous churches, and worked in the maintenance department for the Chico Independent School District. Joe was a member of Community Church in Decatur and served in disaster relief with the Southern Baptist Foundation.

He loved woodworking, fishing, playing cards and dominoes, especially 42. He enjoyed making people laugh and serving the Lord and others as well. Joe was a huge OU fan and cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Cecil and Loten Britton; and sister-in-law Earlene Britton.

Joe is survived by his wife of 54 years; daughters Julie Maddux and husband, Mike, Rhonda Thompson and husband, Brian and Jennifer Burkholder and husband, Jeff; brothers John Britton and wife, Mary Ann and Paul Britton and wife, Barbara; sisters Iva Hodson and husband, Bob, Loretta Krug and husband and Gary, Glenna Williams and husband, Duwayne; sister-in-law Arline Britton; grandchildren Meredith Highsmith and husband, Aaron, Shane Maddux, Allison Maddux, Lindsey Richey and husband, Sherrod, Valerie and Savannah Thompson and Mackenzie and Carissa Burkholder; great-grandchildren Averie and Cambrie Richey and Eili and Emelia Highsmith.

Memorials can be made to the Mission Fund at Community Church in Decatur.

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