Obituary Of Mr. James Manford Brittingham Jr.
Mr. James Manford Brittingham, Jr. of Millsboro, DE passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at home with his family by his side. He was 90 years old.
Jim was born in Dagsboro, DE on September 28, 1932, to the late James Manford Brittingham Sr. and Mary Lewis Brittingham. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother Bruce Brittingham, a sister Doris LeCates and his two canine companions “Mutley” and “Bugsy”
He was a US Army Veteran and a member of the Maryland National Guard Unit 200 Military Police. He married the love of his life on June 19, 1953, and together raised two sons. After he was discharged from the Army, he took a job at Dresser Industries and worked there as an Assembly Man until he retired at age 65. He was a former member of the Georgetown Church of God where he was a Deacon and was a bus driver for their bus ministry. Most recently he attended Crossroad Community Church in Dagsboro. Jim enjoyed stock car racing, attending church, and spending time with family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be dearly missed.
Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 69 years, Shirley Elizabeth Hudson Brittingham of Millsboro, DE; two sons: James M. Brittingham, III and William L. Brittingham both of Millsboro, DE’ three brothers Louis, Billy and Alvin Brittingham and a with a sister-in-law Barbara Brittingham. He also leaves behind e granddaughter Jennifer Brittingham and two great grandsons David and Dylan Arbey as well as extended family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Millsboro, DE 19966 where friends may call from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM for viewing and visitation. Interment with Military Honors to follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Pastor Jim Apgar will conduct the services.
Jim absolutely hated flowers. So please consider donations in Jim’s memory to Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Rd, Georgetown, DE 19947 or to a charity of your choice.
Letters of condolence may be emailed via www.watsonfh.com
CROSSROAD COMMUNITY CHURCH
20684 STATE FOREST ROAD, GEORGETOWN DE 19947
A CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE