Donald Edward Britton, 41

Published 6:02pm Sunday, February 24, 2013

Born: Oct. 1, 1971
Died: Feb. 21, 2013

Donald Edward Britton, 41, of Lewis Drive, Niles, died on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 1, 1971, in Buchanan, to Donald Gene and Gloria Joan (Cordell) Britton.


Donald owned Britton’s Painting Company and painted many houses in the Niles area.  He most recently worked for Fabco Inc. in Buchanan.  Donald enjoyed playing bingo, horseshoes and fishing.  He loved spending time with his family, whether it was gathering for a cookout or a friendly debate about sports.  He especially loved every minute spent with his only granddaughter.

Donald is survived by his children, Jessica (and Derrick) Smith, of Mishawaka, Ind., Christopher Lintz of Conroe, Texas, Bradley Ritchie and Dakota Green, both of Niles; and one granddaughter, Mackenzie Smith.  Donald is also survived by his parents, Donald and Gloria Britton; sister, Gayla (Bo) Zimmerman; and two nephews, Dustin (Katie) Zimmerman and Jeremy Zimmerman, all of Niles.

Funeral services for Donald Edward Britton will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles with Pastor Jeff Oliver officiating.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service.

Donations in memory of Donald may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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