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.
Snyder Memorial Baptist Church
Wednesday December 27th, 2017
701 Westmont Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28305
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Dr. Britt was a great man, leader and mentor. I had the privilege of knowing him from Campbell University. He always did things the right way in life and professionally. I am grateful I had the opportunity to know and work with him. He helped me in so many ways. My thoughts and prayers are with Dr Britt's family.
Submitted by Brian Allen on Dec 25 2017 02:20:34 PM
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Faith Hobbs lit a candle on Dec 25 2017 11:55:01 AM
My heartfelt prayers are with your entire family during this most difficult time. As a team member of 3 VPS, it was my pleasure. You are all very special and God is watching each of you. I love you all and my continued prayers are with you. I'll carry you all forever iny heart. FAITH
Submitted by Faith Hobbs on Dec 25 2017 11:53:49 AM
My deep condolences to the Britt family,
I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus. It is comforting to note how he viewed death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. His written word the Bible in the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14. Please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way.
And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29).
I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death.
Written to you in deep sympathy,
Submitted by Sissy on Dec 24 2017 08:49:07 AM
Dr. Britt was not only one of the good guys, he was a maker and leader of good guys. He led by example in doing the right things, the right way in work and in life. I was always impressed with his ability to select, develop and surround himself with so many outstanding people. A true characteristic of a true leader and a great man. I am so thankful for his strong example of good and his dedication to work and life. I always felt extra good when in his presence. He gave off a powerful and positive aura. I remember him with pride; a friend, a mentor and a good man. My thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Britt and family.
Submitted by email@example.com on Dec 23 2017 05:20:02 PM
Jack will be missed! Always so friendly to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with Jane and all the family!
Submitted by Jean Baker on Dec 23 2017 03:34:35 PM
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