Jack Britt



Fayetteville- Dr. Jack Britt, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 1 pm in Snyder Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. John Cook presiding. The family will receive friends following the service in the Gathering Hall at the church.

Jack was born February 17, 1931, in Robeson Co. to the late Henry and Louise Britt. He excelled in sports at Fairmont High School and earned a full scholarship in football to East Carolina University, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. It was there that he met Jane Eason, who would become his wife of 62 years. He later earned his doctorate from Nova University.

Jack began his career as a teacher/coach in the Raleigh City Schools. After service in the US Army, he started his 34-year journey in the Cumberland County Schools by first working as a teacher at Seventy-First High School, then as a supervisor, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent and then ultimately serving as superintendent of the system from 1980-89. After his retirement, he joined Campbell University where he worked tirelessly as director of Corporate Relations and later named Vice-President for Institutional Advancement.

Jack was preceded in death by his sisters, Sarah Parker and Mildred Adams; and brother, Henry Forrest Britt.

He is survived by his wife, Jane E. Britt; daughters, Mary Lou Britt Edge and husband Greg of Fayetteville, Janie Britt Brown and husband Gerald of Holden Beach, Allyson Britt Lee and husband Benjamin of Wake Forest, sons, Jack Brooks Britt and wife Karyn of Wilmington, William Douglas Britt and wife Dusty of Holden Beach; grandchildren Mark Edge and wife Caitlen, Allyson Edge and fiancée Justin Hardee, Benjamin, Forrest, and Brooks Lee, Eason, Carter, and Emma Britt; great-grandchild Elizabeth Jane Edge.; brothers, William Coleman Britt of Nashville, TN and Austin Hoover Britt of Greenville; and sisters, Joan Britt Bunn of Newsomes, VA and LaRue Britt Hamm of Asheville.
The Britt family wishes to thank the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center staff and specifically the Medical ICU and 3 Valley Pavillion South, for their care, compassion and expertise during this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Methodist Home for Children, MHC Foundation, 1041 Washington St., Raleigh, NC 27605-1259.