Michael Eugene Britt

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

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 10, 2021
    with fond memories from the family of Tom's Marine says:
    Sincere sympathy is extended to all of Captain Mike's family & friends. Cherish your loving memories, & let Captain Mike's spirit live on.

  • November 10, 2021
    Tony Newberry says:
    My deepest condolences and prayers.

  • November 10, 2021
    Lynn Harper says:
    Mike was a great boss and friend. If it was a nice day and he didn't have a charter, he would close the office and take us fishing. He was just a great man!

  • November 09, 2021
    Barbara Burch lit a candle:
    Lit since November 9, 2021 at 11:03:27 PM

  • November 09, 2021
    Angie lovelace says:
    I have had the pleasure of knowing Mike for 23 years since I moved to the island I was introduced to him at the old harbour masters loved him and his stories from the start!! Super nice guy and he will be missed! Rest easy captain!!