Hugh P. Britton
PENDLETON – Hugh Pete Britton, 97, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at Northampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson.
He had been preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Beryl Grant Britton; parents, Lonnie Starr Britton and Lucy Clemma Gatling Britton; brother, Hinton Britton; and sisters, Nita Britton Fuller, Lillie Mae Britton Askew, Ednola Britton Fuller, Mable Britton Pierce, and Virginia Dare “Skipper” Britton Murray; and a grandchild, Andy DeLeon.
Mr. Britton was a native of Pendleton and a lifelong member of Roberts Chapel Baptist Church in Pendleton. He served two tours in the United States Army in the Military Police Division stationed, primarily, in the Washington, DC area and then, returned home to resume his life in the Pendleton Community.
He loved to fish and hunt – especially, raccoon hunting which he did well into his 70’s! The family has enjoyed the many stories of his days of “coon” hunting with good friend, Dr. J. A. Fleetwood, Sr. He, also, enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. He was a lifelong member of the Cabin Branch Hunt Club and a charter member of the P & S Hunt Club. He, also, loved to drink a Coke and a Pepsi anytime!
A great and caring father, his survivors include sons, Hugh Pete Britton, Jr. and his wife, Darlene, of Pendleton, and Robert “Bobby” Britton and wife, Gail, of Frisco, Texas; daughters, Hattie Britton Crisp and husband, Billy, of Pendleton and Vickie Britton Parker and husband, Bill, of Murfreesboro; one sister Janice Britton Davis of Conway; 10 grandchildren, Michael Britton of Yorba Linda, CA, Richelle “Shelly” Smith of Celina, TX, Tracey Posadas (Robert) of Cary, NC, Margaret Ann Blythe of Rich Square, NC, Joseph Crisp (Brooke) of Pasedena, MD, Richard Crisp (Andrea) of Pendleton, NC, William Parker of Conway, NC, David Parker (Kim) of Battleboro, NC, Marie Britton of Roanoke Rapids, and April Matthews (Travis) of Whitakers, NC; 10 great grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway on Monday, November 5.
A funeral service for Mr. Britton will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Roberts Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. James Crocker presiding. Burial with military honors will follow in the Roberts Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial gifts be made to Roberts Chapel Baptist Church, 2617 Britton Rd., Pendleton, NC 27862.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at Northampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson for the loving care they gave to “Mr. Pete”.
Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be shared with the family at www.bridgersfuneralhome.com.