Floyd Orville Britting, 94, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at Vintage Place. Visitation with family present will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church. Cremation will precede the service.
Floyd was born April 15, 1919 in El Dorado, the son of Herman and Mary (Tague) Britting. He attended schools in El Dorado graduating with the class of 1937, graduated from El Dorado Junior College and attended KU and Washburn University. He was united in marriage to Betty Mae Snyder on Nov. 8, 1942. She passed away Jan. 20, 1976. Floyd served in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. He was a service station owner for many years. He was a member of Patmos Masonic Lodge, Consistory, York Rite Bodies and Islis Shrine. He was Past President Visually Impaired Veterans, Kansas, Past Commander Blind Veterans National Chapter DAV, life member of most veterans associations, member of the First Christian Church, Lions Club, Elks Club and many more organizations. Floyd also served as undersheriff of Butler County under Dallas Babcock. He loved to volunteer at the Bob Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita.
Survivors include children, John (Dianna) Britting of McPherson, Robert “Bob (Donna) Britting of St. Cloud, Fla., and Glenda Bilson of El Dorado; four grandsons; 12 great grandchildren; one step grandson; four step great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by brother, Merle; sister, Flo Catlin; mother, Mary Britting Greenup; step father, Alex Greenup; son-in-law Leland Bilson; step granddaughter; Missy Bilson and step great-granddaughter, Mollie Bilson.
Floyd requests no flowers a memorial has been established with the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. Condolences to www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.