Homer L. Britton of Sullivan, Missouri was born on January 27, 1935 in St Louis, Missouri to William Rainey and Stella Britton and passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the age of 86 years.
As a young boy there was a time when his parents were unable to care for him, so he lived with several different family members. He was eventually taken in and raised by his Uncle Floyd and Aunt Jewel in Cherryville, Missouri.
During these years, Homer gave his heart to Jesus as a little boy at Cherryville Baptist Church. As he grew, he became quite the basketball star at Cherryville High School.
After graduation, he joined the United States Army.
In 1955 Homer married Lorraine Landis. He later married Edna Jarvis on May 23, 1977.
Homer served two years in the Army as a cook, which would last with him for a lifetime as he pursued many jobs and started businesses. Among the most known ones he owned a landscaping business, a gas station, he became a meat salesman, a meatcutter at the IGA in Sullivan, Missouri and finally as he opened Homer’s BBQ where he ran and operated his restaurant for 32 years.
He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Sullivan, Missouri for 40+ years. He would often host prayer breakfasts at the restaurant, inviting people to come read the Bible, pray and have a good meal. He built wheelchair ramps with a team of people for those who needed help in the area.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Edna F. Britton; father, William Rainey Britton; mother and step father, Stella and husband Cecil Dotson; infant sister, Alberta Britton; and uncle and aunt, Floyd and Jewel Britton.
He is survived by his six children, Jonathan Chase Britton (Homer Lee Jr.) and wife Judy, Britt Britton (Candy), Rick Britton and wife Carmela, Missy Wetzker and husband Orlin, Tania Pryor and Courtney Mathis and husband Micah; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Chester Lahmann officiating.
Burial followed with full military honors at the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery in Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, Missouri.