Earl Wayne Britt

April 26, 1953 - October 31, 2010
Earl Wayne Britt


Earl Wayne Britt, loving husband, father, and grandfather, went to be with the Lord on the wings of an angel on October 31, 2010. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was married for 32 years to the love of his life, Sherry Powell Britt. He loved the Lord and he loved his church. Wayne never met a stranger. He worked as a law enforcement officer from 1993 until 2010, and spent his last five years working as a Sergent for the Special Police at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born on April 26, 1953, in Columbus County NC. He was the son of the late Lonnie and Letha Rae Britt. His is survived by his loving wife, Sherry Powell Britt; a daughter, Angela Lynn Owen of Spring Hill, FL; two sons, Earl Wayne Britt II of the home, and Michael Lee Britt and his girlfriend, Marie Pena, of Rocky Point, NC; four grandchildren, Christy Owen, Melissa Owen, Samantha and Savanna Smith; six brothers, Richard, Ronald, Jerry, Bill, Jackie, and Johnny Britt; one sister, Shirley Long; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by four brothers, Harris, Otis, Bobby, and Buddy Britt; and four sisters, Betty Britt Chalifour, Geraldine Britt Naylor, Nancy Britt Rivenbark, and Kay Britt Gurganious.

There will be a visitation from 6-8 PM, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.

A celebration of his life will be 1 PM, Friday, November 5, 2010, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 7990 Market Street officiated by Rev. Dr. Thomas C. Male, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • November 02, 2010
    John North says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • November 02, 2010
    Richard Wayne Britt says:
    Uncle Wayne, you were loved by so many. I always enjoyed being around you, you always had a way of making people smile. Your smile was so genuine. Now go rest high on that mountain and know we will see each other again soon. Sherry, hold to the promise that we will all be reunited again soon and very soon! God bless you. Rick and Crystal Britt

  • November 07, 2010
    Robin Anderson says:
    I am saddened to hear about Mr. Britt. My condolences go to his wife and family. He would always have this beautiful smile and always said hello to me when making his rounds at the hospital.

  • November 08, 2010
    Jerry and Clara Worrell says:
    Sherry, may God bless you and your family. We know there is a great void in your life now that Wayne is not by your side, but God can fill that void. We love you. Uncle Jerry and Aunt Clara

  • November 02, 2010
    Tricia Britt says:
    Sherry, Wayne, and Michael, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know.