Thomas Lee Britt, Jr
Thomas Lee Britt, Jr. “Peto” passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020. He was born May 18, 1932, and a son of the late Thomas Lee Britt, Sr., and Lucy Atkins Britt. He was predeceased by his sister Virginia Barham and brother Samuel Lee Britt.
Peto served his country in the United States Army and retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as a nuclear welding supervisor. Prior to being a supervisor, he was an accomplished nuclear pipe welder. He enjoyed hunting, especially quail, and fishing. He was well known for playing the guitar. His interest was acquired by listening to the radio from a young age and his style favored Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. At the age of 7 he rode the train to Richmond to buy a guitar with the money he had saved. If he did not like the arrangement of a song, he improvised to make the music his own.
He is survived by his children Kimberly Britt Steele and Thomas Lee Britt, III and wife Dana; two granddaughters, who knew him as Pop Pop, Caroline Wighten Steele and Hunter Faith Britt; sister, Betty Ann Banty; sister-in-law, Eunice Britt; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 23, 2019 at Wakefield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Waverly Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583 Waverly, VA 23890. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel where condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.
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