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Bill Britton

Jul 14th, 1939 - Oct 13th, 2019


Funeral:  3 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Red Brush Christian Church in Louisville

Visitation: 1 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church

Interment:  Iola Cemetery


     William Dale "Bill" Britton Sr., age 80, of Iola, Illinois, passed away early Sunday morning, October 13, 2019, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, in the care of his beloved family.

     He was born July 14, 1939, in Hoosier Township, the son of Allen Guy and Wanda G. (Rinehart) Britton.  He married Alice Jane Reuter on January 18, 1958, in the parsonage of the Louisville United Methodist Church, and they have shared 61 years of marriage together.

     Bill was a lifetime oilfield man, running rigs and operating CAT heavy equipment for several oil producers including Reid, Strickland, and Shelby Britton. He had also been part owner of Dependable Well Service of Fairfield and part owner of B B & W Inc., an oilfield service in Farina with his grandson, Jeremy, and son-in-law, Rick.  He also did some farming.  He loved hunting and net fishing, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.  He especially enjoyed trips along country roads, and having his loyal dog companion, Sparky, by his side.  Bill was a member of Red Brush Christian Church since 2003, and in November 2018 he took part in a re-baptism ceremony in affirmation of his faith in Christ.  He will affectionately be remembered for the love he shared with his family, and the cherished time he spent with them.

     Bill is survived by his wife:  Alice Britton of Iola; 4 children: William Dale Britton Jr. (Brenda) of Louisville, Lewis Allen “Bud” Britton (Charlene “Willie”) of Iola, Mona Barber (Everett “Rick”) of Flora, and Kathy Wildbur (Mike) of Iola; 7 grandchildren: Jeremy (Kelli), Amber (Marc), Josh (Ashley), Joni (Chris), Cory, Ashley, Malachai (Casey), and 1 stepgrandchild: Dana (Gary); 13 great-grandchildren: Ty, Hunter, Case, Isabella, Marshall, Levi, Treyden, Addyson, Karter, Makayla, Jade, Reese, and Maya; 4 brothers: Darrell Britton (Melba) of Clay City; John Britton (Bonnie) of Louisville, Shelby Britton of Clay City, and Robert Britton (Sue) of Louisville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Francis Wayne Britton, and an infant brother: Donald Eugene Britton; and 3 nieces and a nephew: Barb, Janet, Carol Jo, and Roger.

     A funeral ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Red Brush Christian Church in Louisville.  Interment will follow in Iola Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at the church at 1 p.m. and continue until the time of service.  Memorial donations are suggested to the Red Brush Christian Church Expansion.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  To share a memory or condolence, visit: 


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Gary and Debbie Perry

October 13th

We are thinking of all of you and are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for God's comfort in the days ahead.

Rebecca Allen-Odle

October 14th

I am so very sorry for your loss. Bill was such a kind and wonderful man and he will be missed deeply by so many. You all are in my thoughts and prayers prayers.

Rick and Trudy Stanford

October 14th

Wishing you the strength and love from God at your time of loss. Bill was a hard working man with a wonderful family.


October 13th

Dear BRITTON Family: Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow and sadness. Brad and Debbie

Steve and Betty Stanford

October 14th

To all the Britton family, we express our heartfelt sorrow and sadness during this difficult time. He is in Gods kingdom now and may God bring His comfort to each of you.

Tara Race

October 14th

Prayers for all the family

Rodney and connie Morris

October 14th

Sending prayers for the family

Sharon David

October 14th

My thoughts and prayers for the family.

Betty Phillips

October 14th

So terribly sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Sending prayers to the family & especially to Alice! Love to you all!

Dee Lodato

October 14th

So sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Glassford

October 14th

Nancy Frazier

October 14th

Dear Alice and family.....You are all in my prayers. May God bring you all peace and comfort, Amen.

Robin Corry

October 14th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.

Tom and Button Pemberton

October 14th

So saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was a good man. Prayers for comfort and peace for Alice and all his family.

Dorothy Wyatt

October 14th

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers for the family during this sad time.

Jim Sulsberger

October 14th

Billie and Bud, he was a HAND! I know you'll all miss him

Mona Bowen Zuck

October 14th

Sorry for your loss prayers for the family. You might not remember me by this name but I was the other Mona from Kerns.

Janice Cook

October 14th

Prayers of comfort and peace to the family...

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

October 14th

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort for all of your family during this difficult time.

Don & Bonnie Allen

October 14th

Our loss is Bill"s right to go to heaven. Very saddened by the loss of a good man.Will miss seeing Bill sitting on the end of the pew behind Don and I.Will always remember his early morning trips to the kitchen for his coffee and Alice"s treat before passing out pamphlets or opening the door"s for people to enter the church for first service.

Alan Buck

October 14th

Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.

Cheri and Laura Wildbur

October 14th

We are so sorry for your loss. Our heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Karen Hagen Geier

October 15th

Alice Bill Bud Mona Kathy in laws and most but not least those grandkids. My heart hurts for each and everyone of you. Great man he was.May you find peace and comfort in the days and years ahead.God Bless you all.

Linda Blackmon

October 14th

So sorry for your loss! May our Savior be with each of you at this time of sorrow! My prayers are for your peace! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Whitehead Family

October 15th

You are all in our prayers May God’s peace be with you all during the days ahead.

Sandy and Jess Cummings

October 16th

A life well lived.... A family well loved and raised... Quite a legacy with prayers and comfort for the family A loss that we hope is comforted by so many memories....

Les & Stacy Higgason

October 17th

So sorry for your loss, we are thinking of you family at this time , prayers for you all.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

October 18th

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. God be with you at you time of loss.

Ivan and Norma Barnett

October 21st

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. MAY God be with you all

Fred and Peggy Harris

October 25th

To the family of Bill Britton, we extend our sympathy for your loss.



Brenda Rinehart
Troy, Donna, Amy, & Lawson Britton
David & Judy Bryden
Lawson Britton and Erica Clifton
Neal & Janet Fehrenbacher
Paul Griffith
Gary and Debbie Perry
Dana & Barbara Milligan
Gary and Terry Lane
Ted and Jackie Richardson
Larry & Deanna Allison
Tara Race
Chuck & Linda Spitzner
Cody & Kristen Lynn
Steve Lewis
Dave and Linda Schymick
Mike & Connie Spitzner and family
Norman Phillips
Bob and Pam Goodman
Chris & Bev Britton
Justin, Amanda, Jonathon and Cole Dial
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Don and Mary Smith
Larry Frost
Rick and Trudy Stanford
Sharon David
Gary & Linda Schnepper
Rebecca Allen-Odle
Dana Hosselton
Maurice and Kaaren
Bill and Chris Thompson
Dee Lodato
Bob and Mary Wathan
Terri Gragert
Mary Reynolds
Parvin murbarger
Clara Booth
Becky Pierson Williams
Jim & Janice Frost
Alan & Charlotte Hickox
Nancy Frazier
Pam Carter
Barb Williams
Carla Colclasure
Linda Judd
Tom and Button Pemberton
Randy & Valerie Vincent
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Dennis and Paula Frutiger
Randy & Donna Payne
Kevin & Jana Henry
Bill and Margarett Cosner
Scott,Tina, Maggie & Miley Britton
The O'Dell family
Troy, Kim(Bickley) Welty and family
Dana and Janet Franklin
John and Deana Devore
Karen britton
Bobby and Judy Mann
Don n Judy Land n family
Bosco and Kathy Gibson
Lisa Carter
Willie Thompson
Steve Norma Cory anderson
Ray & Francis Hosselton
Janice Cook
Bill and Robin Atwood
Jim & Brenda Thompson
Bill & Kay Kitley
Mary Rinehart Lovellette
Jim and Aleta Tackitt
Donnie&Carla Evans
Don&Bonnie Allen
Brenda Sue Fender Moulton
Gary and Darlene Britton
Kye & Lori Hemphill
Lois Martin
Cheri Laughlin Wildbur
Jim and Rhonda Lewis
Rose Anderson
Shane & Deanna Carder
Butch & Eve Thornburgh
Kevin & Angie Connell
Dean & Karen Geier
Clara Booth
Pat Burt
Galen & Neoma Gill
Diana & Greg Rutland
Laura Wildbur
Carol & Jerry Wood
Steve & Tammy Staley
Jeremy Sefton
Steve and Marsha Miller
Les & Stacy Higgason
Rich and Tammy Wyman
Leon & Glenda Sharp
Cindy and Roger Cook
Phil & Jane Henson
Becky Murbarger
wamda gish
Larry Hardiek Family
Cindy Noll
Ed and Jill Dawkins
Steve & Carol Oestreich
Fred Harris


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