Walter Britt

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 15, 2009

Walter P. Britt
NEWPORT NEWS—Walter P. Britt, 82, died May 11, 2009.
A native of Murfreesboro, N.C., he had been a Peninsula resident for 58 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Mr. Britt retired as a clerk from Newport News Shipbuilding. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels and gardening. He also enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary V. Butler Britt; six children, Theresa Hope Araijo (S. Kurt), Deborah A. Spence (Bill), Cathy Britt, Donna Daniel (David), Mary Ellen Porter (Roger) and Walter Brian Britt (Cari); 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Thursday at W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Larson officiating.
Burial followed in Parklawn Memorial Park.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Sharon Urban and Monica Stokely for their love and care during his illness.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Hospice, 12420 Warwick Blvd., Suite 6E, Newport News, VA 23601.