Roger Britton

Roger Britton


Funeral services for Roger Britton, 93, of Edgewood, were held Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at the Edgewood Church of Christ with Mr. Larry DeLong and Mr. Ken Maddox officiating.

Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point.

Mr. Britton passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in Grand Saline.

He was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Edgewood to Tom Dewitt Britton and Daisy Cynthia Mullins Britton. He was raised in Edgewood and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1942 as valedictorian. He married Louise Smith Jan. 22, 1949, in Wills Point.

He was formerly employed as a station agent for Union Pacific Railroad in Grand Saline, Terrell, Edgewood and retired from Wills Point in 1984, after 38 years. In his spare time, he made radio and television antennas and enjoyed working on anything electrical. He was a Ham Radio Operator for many years and his call number was W5PIK.

He lived in Wills Point prior to moving to Edgewood in 1961. He served as a deacon for the Wills Point Church of Christ and later as a deacon and secretary for the Edgewood Church of Christ, where he was a faithful member.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Daisy Britton; three brothers, Joe Britton, John Britton and Britt Britton; and two sisters, Ruby Simmons and Katherine Hubble.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Britton of Edgewood; daughter, Marilyn Joiner and husband, Dan of Grand Saline; sister-in-law, Judy Foster of Brownsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Neal Travis, Jerry Travis, Alan Travis, Don Davis, James Jacobs and Chuck Tull.

Honorary Pallbearers were Ron Graham Sr., Ron Graham Jr., Josh Graham, L.A. Goodson, Randy Whitfield and Roger Clark.