Obituary for Eugene Britt, 87, of Grayson, printed courtesy of Tom M. Wages Funeral Services, LLC.
BRITT, Eugene Eugene Britt, age 87, of Grayson, Georgia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 24, 2012. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Barbara Britt; daughter & son-in-law, Jeanie Britt Brantley and her husband Robert C. Brantley, Jr., of Daphne, AL; three sons, Chess Britt and his wife Trisha of Grayson, GA, Lee Britt of Grayson, GA, and Stan Britt of Knoxville, TN; seven grandchildren, Captain Erin Brantley Barrett, US Army and her husband Captain Sean Barrett, US Army of Ft. Bragg, NC, Amy Brantley McDurmon and her husband Evan of Cartersville, GA, Chess Britt, II of Dallas, TX, Matt Britt of Grayson, GA, Lee Britt, Jr., of Alpharetta, GA, Jake Britt and Savannah Britt both of Lawrenceville, GA; great granddaughter, Riley McDurmon of Cartersville, GA; two sisters, Joann and Eugene Hunter of Grayson, GA, Ruby Russell of Auburn, AL; two brothers, Jack and Peggy Britt of Snellville, GA, Jimmy and Betty Britt of Loganville, GA; brother-in-law, William Charles "Joe" Hannah of Conyers, GA; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Nellie Bramblett Britt and Walter Thomas Britt, two brothers, W.T. Britt and Harry "Butch" Britt, and a sister, Martha Wayne. Eugene Britt was born in the Gloster Community in Gwinnett County, Georgia on September 5, 1924. He retired after 20 years in the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class with service in World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Britt received a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars during his service to his country. When he came out of the service, he owned and operated the "All-Star Drive-In" in Snellville, GA with his brother, Jack for fifteen years. He then worked at Gwinnett Wholesale where he stayed until retiring. He was a member of Grayson United Methodist Church, an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, and treasured the time he spent with his grandchildren. His wife, children, grandchildren, great granddaughter and family were always at the center of his life. Eugene will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. A Service Celebrating the Life of Eugene Britt was held Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 2:30 P.M. at the Grayson United Methodist Church with Rev. J. Scott Hearn officiating. Interment was in the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Full Military Honors.