BRITT, Gordon age 89, of Lakeland, entered into eternal rest on May 6, 2013. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, Lakeland. He retired from IMC as an auto shop supervisor with the New Wales Plant, Bartow. He was a veteran of of the United States Army serving in WWII. He lived in Medulla area since 1952, and enjoyed working in his family orange groves. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Lou; he is survived by his loving children, Franklin G. (Yvonne) Britt, Bruce E. (Linda) Britt and Janice L. (Jim) Shiver; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, May 9th, 3 pm, at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 South, Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, in Plant City. Expressions of condolence at: www.hopewellfuneral.com.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 8, 2013