|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1917|
|Death: ||May 18, 1991|
Lee Amos Britton was born March 19, 1917 to Randolph Marion (R.M.) and Virgie Lee Whitfield Britton, the eighth child in a large family of 14 children, and twin to Luie Enos Britton.
He always said his family was poor in material things, but rich in love from their parents and for each other. His dad, like so many others during that time in our country, was a share cropper who moved his family quite often in Parker County, Texas. Records indicate whose farm each of the children were born on, including two who died at birth.
Lee left school after the 9th grade to help his mom and dad on the farm. He joined the U.S. Army in June of 1940, before World War II began. He served in the Pacific and participated in several battles. The memories of the war and the horrors he witnessed were part of him till the day he died.
He met, courted and ultimately married Shirley Louise Feaster on December 31, 1941. From this union three children were born, Jimmie Lee, Delores Ann, and Carlton Lynn.
Lee worked for an aeronautics company for many years, but was laid off during a recession in the ‘60s. While looking for work one day he came upon a man with a flat tire. The man was nicely dressed, wearing a suit and tie. Lee pulled over to help the man and changed the tire for him so as not to soil his clothing. The man asked why he wasn't at work that day and Lee told him about being caught up in a lay-off and that he was looking for a job. As it turned out, the man was the president of a small aviation company. He handed Lee his card, told him who to talk with at the company and that he would love to hire him. Lee worked with the man for over 20 years, until his retirement.
That was typical Lee Britton. He was always there when someone needed help.
His beloved Louise died in 1973 and he remarried in 1977. He and his second wife, Beatrice Dixon, had a great relationship, and they both loved to "go metal detecting" during their many trips. Additionally, being the farm boy he was, there was always a garden in his back yard with plenty of fresh vegetables during the summer, which he shared with friends and neighbors. He also loved to buy old lawn mowers, fix them up and re-sell them. That money always went into their "travel fund".
In 1990 Lee was diagnosed with colon cancer which he bravely fought until his death in May 1991.
Lee was a kind, thoughtful, gentle person who loved to pull jokes on his family and friends and was always ready for a new adventure. He is greatly missed and lives on in the hearts and memories of his family and friends.
"Perheps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy."
Randolph Marion Britton (1872 - 1956)
Virgie Lee Whitfield Britton (1889 - 1957)
Shirley Louise Feaster Britton (1923 - 1973)
Beatrice Adel Vandergriff Britton (1929 - 2014)*
Jimmy Lee Britton (1943 - 1996)*
Don Leon Britton (1902 - 1982)**
Ray Ottis Britton (1908 - 1968)*
Clara Bessie Britton (1909 - 1965)*
Winifred Edgar Britton (1911 - 1977)*
Mary Beulah Britton Hill (1912 - 1990)*
Randolph Marion Britton (1913 - 1976)*
Dollie Cleo Britton (1914 - 1915)*
Luie Enos Britton (1917 - 1977)*
Lee Amos Britton (1917 - 1991)
John N. Britton (1918 - 1981)*
Nellie Belle Britton Ward (1921 - 2010)*
Warren Harding Britton (1923 - 1993)*
Nancy Oleta Britton Reynolds (1925 - 2003)*
Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Created by: deloresindallas
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59847710