Royce Randall Britt

Published 7:29 pm Monday, December 16, 2019

Services for Mr. Royce Randall Britt of Brookhaven, Mississippi, was 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at Riverwood Family with interment at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 15, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Riverwood Family.

Mr. Royce Randall Britt, 72, went to be with his Lord on Dec. 13, 2019, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 31, 1947, to the late Roy and Mildred Allen Britt.

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Mr. Britt, having served faithfully and honorably, was retired from the United States Army after 23 years. His daily job was as an infantry mechanic, but this inadequately describes how highly skilled and trained he was, having attended some 28 separate military classes.

His highest honor came in the form of silver wings pinned on his chest by his father, Roy Britt, the day he earned his Green Beret as a Special Forces Paratrooper.

Once released from his duty to his country, he was able to continue to provide for his family in another job he thoroughly enjoyed, as a truck driver. He was also an accomplished pulpwood hauler and could throw a 300-pound stick of pulpwood over his shoulder in his prime.

Although he lived a quiet life, he loved his family extravagantly. He and his wife were best friends for 52 years and were known to have some pretty competitive Scrabble and Domino games. They could also cut a rug in their living room listening to Percy Sledge.

He was infinitely proud of his children, their spouses, and his grandchildren. You knew each of their accomplishments if you talked to him for a minute because he loved to brag on them.

His stories and jokes will be missed but will live on in those he leaves behind: his wife, Sandra Reid Britt; their children and their children’s spouses, Jason and Leslie Britt, and David and Felicia Britt Spray; and six grandchildren, Jacob Britt, Sydney Kay Britt, Katie Spray, Anna Leigh Spray, Aidan Spray and Leni Spray.