LA GRANGE - Will Hardy Britt, 79, of La Grange, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Will was born December 12, 1934, in Lenoir County to the late James Franklin Britt and Evelyn Hardy Britt. Will proudly served his country with the United States Army. He was president of LaGrange Insurance Agency from 1965-2000. Will served a term as president of the North Carolina Independent Insurance Agents Small & Rural Agents Committee and was also recognized as ""Boss of The Year"" by the North Carolina Independent Agents Association. Will was a longtime member of LaGrange Christian Church where he served as an Elder and was presently an Elder Emeritus. He was devoted to his church and was involved in many activities where he utilized his gifts and abilities to share the love of God. Locally, Will was a founding board member of Arendell Parrott Academy, was a past member of the Lenoir County Economic Development Committee and a past president of the LaGrange Chamber Of Commerce. Will also was a former member of the LaGrange Rotary Club. He served La Grange Rotary as a past secretary and president. Will was recognized by the LaGrange Rotary Club as ""Man of The Year"" twice. He will always be remembered as a loyal man of faith that showed love and respect to everyone. The best of Will lives on in everyone whose life he touched. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 1 p.m. from LaGrange Christian Church with the Rev. Gerald Stacy officiating. A private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery. Will is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sandra ""Sandy"" Hunt Britt; three children, Susan Deanne Britt of Raleigh, Lisa Britt Carrigan and husband Brian, of Charlotte and James William ""Jim"" Britt and wife Yvonne, of LaGrange; sister Elizabeth Britt Hunt of LaGrange; four grandchildren, William Charles Carrigan, Brittany Deanne Carrigan, Thomas Ryan Hall and Kelsie Lauren Cayes. The family will receive friends Saturday following the memorial service and at other times they will be at the Britt home. Online condolences may be expressed at rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to LaGrange Christian Church, P.O. Box 442, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com.
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Published in Free Press on June 12, 2014