Michael Eugene Britt

May 24, 1944 - November 3, 2021
Michael Eugene Britt

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Michael Eugene Britt 77, of Carolina Beach died Wednesday November 3, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Captain Mike was born in Wayne County, NC on May 24, 1944 the son of the late Ralph Junior and Dora Mae Joyner Britt. Also preceding him in death was his son Michael E. Britt, Jr. in 2006. He owned and operated Clear Vue Opticians for many years in Wilmington and after he sold the business to LensCrafters he received his Captain License and started Large Time Charters in Carolina Beach.

He leaves behind his wife of 21 years Jheys Canchila Britt; son Beecher Britt of Goldsboro; daughter Olivia B. Lowry and husband Colin of Raleigh; brother Glenn Britt and wife Debra of Cape Carteret; and sister Betty Britt and husband Joel of Goldsboro; stepdaughter Kristen Bunn of Goldsboro and his grandsons Kyle and Dylan Bunn and Jameson Lowry.

A memorial service will be on Sunday, November 14, 2021, 1:00 PM, at the American Legion in Carolina Beach, NC.

At his request his cremains will be scattered of the coast of Carolina Beach at a later date.

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  • November 08, 2021
    John R Query says:
    Mike will always hold a special place in my heart. Masonic brother and dear friend. I am lucky to have known him. He is missed.

  • November 24, 2021
    Beth (Hemingway) Connaughton says:
    Dear Jheys, Olivia, Beecher, and Kristin, I worked at the Carolina Beach Clear-Vue office for Captain Mike for years. He, Lynn Harper and I worked hard, fished hard on Large Time, and occasionally partied hard at the old Harbor Master's bar. He was a very special man to many people. Good times I will never forget. I got a little puppy I named Scooter and Mike insisted I change it to "Captain Scooter"! Quite a guy! God rest ye' Mike. You are alive on earth in our hearts.

  • November 16, 2021
    Calvin Bagley says:
    Mike was my karate instructor back in the 70s in Goldsboro NC

  • November 11, 2021
    Tom and Cindy Sayre says:
    We have known and loved our Carolina Beach Mike Britt for so long....his Red Truck a regular sight and the wave of his hand out the window.....seeing him coming from his Boat at the Snow's and asking him how the fishing went. We were shocked to hear of his sudden and unexpected Passing. Our Hearts go out to his Wife and Family at this time of deep Sorrow and Loss. He is and will be Missed.

  • November 11, 2021
    Jeannie STEVENS Barwick says:
    I am so for your loss….I had the privilege of getting to know the whole “Britt” family through Mike Jr…one of the biggest blessing ever! Keeping you all in my prayers