July 16, 1935 - August 7, 2021
Services for Donald Lee Britton, 86, of Tyler will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Maydelle with Brother Ray O. Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Maydelle under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home. Mr. Britton passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021 in Tyler. He was born July 16, 1935 in Maydelle to Jessie Lee and Flossie Harris Britton. Donald was a member of University Baptist Church in Tyler. He graduated from Maydelle High School and Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary in Henderson. He was an instructor at TBI for 44 years and pastor of UBC for 46 years. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Lee and Flossie Britton, his brother, Marvin Britton, and his nephew, Jerry Marsh. He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 62 years, Bobbie Melton Britton; daughter, Sharon Gowen and husband Lym; sons, Ken Britton and wife Christi, and Al Chavira; grandchildren, Steven Gowen and wife Jessica, Matt Gowen and wife Katy, Josh Britton and wife Hollie, Jared Britton, Jordan Britton and wife Becca, Cordero Chavira, Alayna Eyre and husband Bradley, and Emilio Chavira; great-grandchildren, Hailey Gowen, Jack Gowen, Laura Gowen, Henry Gowen, Caleb Gowen, Helen Harris, Jonathan Harris, Kevin Harris, and Jameson Britton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Steven Gowen, Matt Gowen, Josh Britton, Jared Britton, Jordan Britton, Lynn Britton, Ted Britton, Troy Britton, Roy Britton, and Emilio Chavira. Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Chester, Matt Howell and Cordero Chavira. Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021 at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway in Tyler. If desired, memorial may be made to Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary, 1300 Longview Dr., Henderson, TX 75653 (https://tbi.edu) or Texas Mission Builders, P.O. Box 287, Huntington, TX 75949 (texasmissionbuilders.com).
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