October 24, 1927 ~ May 26, 2011
Born in: Haywood Co., NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC
Curtis Eugene Britt, Sr., 83, of Candler, died on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Asheville Healthcare. A native of Haywood Co., Mr. Britt was a son of the late Clarence Claude and Minnie Etta Farmer Britt. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jonathan J. Holt. Mr. Britt worked with Champion International for 33 years. He was a Mason, a member of the Lion's Club, a member of the VFW as a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, and an active member of the Upper Hominy VFD Auxiliary. Additionally, he was an active member of White Rock Baptist Church, where he sang and played piano. He enjoyed playing gospel music for all his life. Mr. Britt is survived by his wife Geraldine Smathers Britt; daughter, Jane Britt Holt, of Candler; son, Curtis Eugene Britt, Jr., of the home; and brother, William S. Britt and wife Gloria, of Fairfield, CT. A funeral service for Mr. Britt will be on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Oliver officiating. Interment will follow in the church's cemetery. His family will receive friends for 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Rock Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1277, Candler, NC 28715. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.