Obituary for John “Pete” Bernard Britton

Written by on October 28, 2019

John “Pete” Bernard Britton    93

of Kenton

Graveside services for John “Pete” Bernard Britton will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Otterbein Cemetery with Pastor Jim Goldsmith officiating. Military rites will be performed. The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton is assisting the family with arrangements.

He died on October 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born on November 2, 1925 in LaRue to the late Rodney and Lillian (Hatcher) Britton. On November 21, 1946 he married Barbara Lee McAdams and she preceded him in death on September 15, 2000.

Surviving are a daughter; Connie (Bill) Hix of Markle, IN, 2 sons; Michael R. (Diana) Britton of Kenton and John D. (Barbara) Britton of Zanesfield. 1 sister; Marjorie Cannode of Kenton. 1 brother; Rodney O. Britton Jr. of Mt.Victory. 7 Grandchildren; Ryan (Young Mi) Britton, Barbara (David) Clark, Mandy (Aaron) Shirk, Sean (Danielle) Lynn, Patrick Lynn, Josh (Bridget) Britton and Brianne (Addison) Alig, 19 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 2 sisters; Freda Overly and Ruth Clyborn. 2 infant sisters; Dorothy Britton and Betty Britton. 4 Brothers; Robert “Bob” Britton, William “Bill” Britton, Richard “Jack” Britton and Donald “Don” Britton. 1 infant brother; Danny Britton.

John was a United States Marine Veteran serving during WWII in the South Pacific.

He was the owner and proprietor of JB Britton Construction, that he ran for over 50 years.

He was a life member of the William Britton VFW Post 6817 in Mt.Victory which was named after his brother.

John, whom most knew by the name of “Pete” was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed bow hunting, shooting skeet, and participated in many archery shoots as well as 100 mile bicycling events. Pete also had his own private pilot licensed and enjoyed flying whenever he had the opportunity.

He was a true family man, who loved to spend time with his grandchildren, especially if they had a project they need help with.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Universal Home Health and Hospice or Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Kenton.

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