Frankie Britt

Published 12:35 pm Monday, November 6, 2023

WALTERS – Franklin L. Britt, Jr., 70, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. Born in Franklin, Virginia, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Taylor and Franklin L. Britt Sr.

He was a graduate of Windsor High School

Frankie Britt

and Paul D. Camp Community College. He was retired from Union Camp/International Paper with over 40 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Jean (Peggy); daughters, Kelly Ellis (Justin), Nicole Hedgepeth (Matt); sister, Debbie Dubberly (Dave); Grandkids, Eli, Hayes, Huck Ellis and Ella Rae Hedgepeth (who were the apple of his eyes), also family and friends in the Carolinas and South Boston, Virginia.

Frankie was a lifetime member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church, Walters Ruritan Club, Walters Hunt Club and Woodman of the World, all of which he was proud to be a member of. He also attended Antioch Baptist Church in Yale, Virginia, when his oldest grandson was born. He never missed a baseball game of his grandsons and also attended gymnastic meets of his granddaughters. Most people do not know this but, he was one of the original members of the “Avalon Beach Bums” of the Outer Banks.

Family and friends will gather together at Wright Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service. We ask instead of flowers, you make a donation to Tidewater Academy, 217 W. Church Street, Wakefield, VA 23888.

Last, but not least, Frankie was an organ donor, which was very important to him.