Billy Lee (Bill) Brittingham
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Pocomoke City-Billy Lee (Bill) Brittingham, 55, of Pocomoke City, went to be with the Lord surrounded by family and friends on June 8, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Billy was born July 10, 1958 in Crisfield, MD. Billy was the second born in a set of triplets to Kay F. Linton and Billy (Britt) Brittingham who both preceded in death, also preceding him in death was his step-father, Lester Brooks Linton.
Billy always had a smile, a sense of humor and a positive attitude throughout his illness.
He graduated from Pocomoke High School in 1977. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served honorably for four years. Upon discharge, he attended Sam Houston Community College and received an education in the field of Corrections. After returning to Pocomoke, he attended Wor-Wic Community College for training as a Corrections Officer. He was employed at the Worcester County Jail for 25 years, retiring with the rank of Major in 2007.
After retirement, he returned to Wor-Wic and started his education in his new passion, the field of E.M.S., which he continued to work in as long as his health allowed.
He was an avid martial artist and an instructor for the American Red Cross.
Billy is survived by his wife of 30 years, Thella Bea Brittingham, children Christy Foxwell (James) of Eden, MD, Pamela Baker (Warren) of Pocomoke City, MD, Suann Noto (Mark) of Pocomoke City, MD, Michael Lowe (Crystal) of Annapolis, MD, Amanda Brittingham of Eden, MD; grandchildren, Leah, Alex, Evan, Jaydyn, Carliegh and Kaylyn, siblings, Cathy Cox (Greg) of Crisfield, MD, Bonnie Bunting of Parksley, VA, Bobby Brittingham (Terry) of Pocomoke City, MD and several nieces and nephews, his special aunt, who walked through this journey with him, Carolyn Lou Thomas and his special dog, "Twilley". He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death and at peace.
A "Celebration of Life" will be held at the Walker Memorial Church of God, 11429 Hayman Dr., Princess Anne, MD on June 13, 2014 at Noon, where family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to a
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 107 Vine Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hollowayfh.com.
Holloway Funeral Home - Pocomoke
107 Vine Street Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Published in The Daily Times on June 11, 2014