The Hon. William W. Brittingham “Billy Britt,” 71, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at his late residence. Mr. Brittingham was born in Chester, Pa., son of the late Winfield and Jane Farmer Brittingham.
He was a 1960 graduate of Lewes High School; then the Staunton Military Academy and Ole Miss, University of Mississippi, where he graduated with his bachelor of science degree. He retired in 2005 after 29 years on the bench in the magistrates court system of Delaware.
He was a member of the Jefferson Lodge 15 of Lewes and was a 32nd degree in Scottish Rite.
Many will remember him for his singing and guitar-playing abilities, and portraying Johnny Cash and Elvis on numerous occasions throughout the area. For many years he had his own band called Country Class. He enjoyed boating and fishing and especially riding Wave Runners. He was devoted to his family and spending good times with his friends.
He is survived by his wife Barbara J. Brittingham; a daughter, Ashley Brittingham Sykes, and a son William W. Brittingham II, both of Rehoboth Beach; his grandson Sydney W. Sykes of Lewes; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Tash Sullivan and husband Brad of Anna, Texas, and Bethany Tash of The Colony, Texas; and one stepson, Dustin Tash of San Antonio, Texas.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Hwy., Lewes, where friends may call Sunday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Masonic services will begin at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to the Compassionate Care Hospice of the Delmarva Peninsula, 28467 DuPont Blvd., Suite 6, Millsboro, DE 19966 or to your favorite charity of choice.