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David Britt Jr. '77 February 1, 2017 1:58 PM updated: February 1, 2017 2:03 PM

(Published in) Amarillo Globe-News, July 31, 2016

David Madison Britt Jr.

WHEELER — Services for Mr. David Madison Britt, Jr., 63, of Wheeler, TX will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church with Father Tony Neusch, officiating. Burial will follow in Wheeler Cemetery under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home, of Wheeler, TX.

Dave died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, July 29, 2016.

David Madison Britt, Jr. was born December 5, 1952, in Shamrock, Texas, to the late David Madison Britt and Paula Irene (Bledsoe) Britt. Dave attended Kelton School and later Wheeler Junior High and High School, graduating in 1971. After graduation, Dave attended Texas Tech University for 1 year before returning home to Wheeler to work. Dave re-enrolled in college at Texas A&M University and graduated as a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 1977. It was at A&M that he met his future wife, Mary Michele (Albers) Britt, and the two were wed on March 17, 1979. Dave moved back home to the Britt Ranch east of Wheeler in 1981, where he resided until his death. Dave and Mary had 3 sons, Benjamin, Jacob, and Joshua. Dave worked as the adult probation officer for the 31st Judicial District until he retired.

Although physically disabled by a car accident at age 17, Dave did not let his disability stand in the way of accomplishing his goals and giving of his time and talents. Dave always knew he wanted to come back to Wheeler to the family ranch, and he worked to help make Wheeler a great place to live and raise his sons. Dave was actively involved in Little League baseball, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, Wheeler Livestock Boosters, Parkview Hospital Board, Wheeler Mustang Athletic Boosters, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was also a founding member of the Wheeler Area Activities and Improvements Council and played an integral role in the construction of the Wheeler County Ag and Family Life Center. Dave was recognized as the Wheeler Chamber of Commerce’s Man of the Year and also received the Pioneer Spirit award.

Dave was preceded in death by his father, David Madison Britt, and one son, 1LT Ben Britt.

Dave is survived by his wife, Mary, of Wheeler, TX; two sons, Jacob Britt and wife Ann Marie of Wheeler, TX; Josh Britt, of Wheeler, TX; one granddaughter, Therese Britt, of Wheeler; his mother, Paula Britt, of Wheeler; and his brother, Lewis Britt and wife Jennie and family, of Amarillo.

Memorials can be made to the 1LT Ben Britt Scholarship Fund, Wheeler Livestock Boosters, Wheeler Boy Scout Troop 472, or any of Wheeler’s local projects and organizations.




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