2017-09-07 / Obituaries

James Britton

James Britton, also fondly known as Dad, Pops, Poppie, and Gramps, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 from health complications at the age of 86.

He was born in Dundee, Scotland and came to the United States when he was 18, making the journey on a ship to Ellis Island with his father. He came to Rhode Island and, shortly after his arrival, met his wife and lifelong partner, Jean.

They were married June 6, 1953 and enjoyed 64 years together. They made the move to Jamestown in 1958, where he spent the rest of his life.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and served 21 years, retiring as a master sergeant. In addition, he worked for seven years on the Jamestown and Newport ferry. Jim also was a business owner, opening his own plumbing business in Jamestown called Jay Bee Plumbing, until he retired in 1992.

Outside of his career, he was a member of the Lions Club and served as King Lion twice. He also was a deacon at the Central Baptist Church for many years but his pride and joy was his extended family.

Jim was a son of the late Henry and Margaret (Brown) Britton.

He leaves behind his wife, Jean (Desonie) Britton; four children, Patricia Lager, Kathy Richard, Sherry Bloschichak and Robert Britton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, David Britton of San Diego.

Jim was unique in every way and the world is a better place having had him in it. His smile, sense of humor, whistle and dance moves will be missed.

His funeral will be at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown with a funeral service at 11 a.m. in Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. Burial with military honors will be private.

Visiting hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835.

For information and condolences, visit www.FaganQuinn- FuneralHome.com.

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