Robert Junior Britton

Robert Junior Britton, 86, a resident of Cedar Grove Personal Care at Parkersburg, formerly of Holbrook, departed this life on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

He was born May 31, 1926, in Holbrook, Doddridge County, a son of the late Robert E. and Mary J. Sweeney-Britton. On June 24, 1949, he married Laurel Nutter, who preceded him in death on May 27, 2011.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Jennings and husband David of Pennsboro, and Danita Hiley and husband Roger; two grandchildren, Alicia Heffern and husband Seth of Allegany, N.Y., and Matthew Jennings of Middlebourne; and one great-granddaughter, Gabriella Heffern. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William (Bill) and QR (Joe); and two sisters, Grace Snider and Edith Britton.

Mr. Britton had retired from United States Postal Service as a rural carrier. He graduated from Pullman High School in 1944, and was a World War II United States Navy veteran, serving on the USS Charles Lawrence. He enjoyed history and story-telling, and particularly enjoyed visiting with friends and unexpected guests. He attended the Harmony United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union, with Rev. William Jemison presiding. Interment will follow in the South Fork Eastern Cemetery with full military rites accorded by the combined Doddridge County Veterans organizations. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel, and after 11 a.m. Sunday until time of service.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Cedar Grove Personal Care.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1111 Lee E Street, Charleston, WV 25301.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Britton family.