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Floyd R. Britton

Visitation:
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Farber Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Richard Greenplate, Darren Day, Paul Dubbert, Jamie Heaton, Frankie Wallace and Larry Finley Jr. Honorary pallbearers: Raymond Abington, Ronnie Ball, Marty Nation and Tim Crow.

Floyd Robert Britton passed away at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Floyd was a lifelong Farber area resident and a 1951 graduate of Farber High School. After graduation, he felt the call to serve his country and joined the United States Marine Corps where he served in the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home, Floyd worked at the Harbison Walker Refractories, NARCO Refractories and finally with CE Refractories near Farber. Floyd worked as a brick skidder and had been at CE Refractories for 33 years before they closed the plant. Then for several years, you could find Floyd working part-time at Abel's Quick Shop in Vandalia. He was a life member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173, a member of the Oddfellows Lodge in Vandalia and a member of the Elks Lodge in Mexico. Floyd had been a longtime member of the Audrain Historical Car Club and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting antiques. He was raised in the Catholic Church and devoted to his family.

Born: June 28, 1933 in Farber, Missouri the son of Robert Shelton and Aldea Leona (Girard) Britton.

Married: Doris Kaye Day in Farber on December 28, 1973.

Survivors include: wife, Doris of Farber; two daughters: Dana R. and Frankie Wallace of rural Vandalia; Lorrie R. and Jamie Heaton of rural Vandalia; one son: Paul Wescott of Taneyville, Missouri; one sister, Margie Arens of Wellsville, Missouri; five grandchildren: MaKenzie Wallace, Parker Wallace, Clayton Heaton, Kayla Heaton and Matthew Wescott.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Raymond Britton; one daughter who died in infancy.

Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Care Center, 601 N. Galloway Rd., Vandalia, Missouri 63382.


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