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Carl Britton


June 20, 2018

July 3, 1960 - June 11, 2018

Carl Joseph "Joe" Britton, 57, of Sweet Home died June 11, 2018.

He was born July 3, 1960 in Lebanon to Darold Wayne and Carol Marie (Whitney) Britton. 

He was raised in Lebanon but also lived in Albany, Redmond, LaPine, Sparks, Nevada and Sacramento, Calif. He moved to Sweet Home in 2012. 

Mr. Britton was a chef. Over the course of his career he worked at KFC, Chili Bowl and Mitchels Steak House, all in Lebanon. He owned a drive through restaurant in Redmond for a short time and worked for a diner in LaPine.

He then worked at Tom Tom in Albany before he moved to Sparks, Nev. to start a career with Denny's. He then moved to Sacramento, Calif. to fill a management position with Denny's. 

He loved to sit in the sun and listen to music and was very knowledgable in that field; Grace Slick was his favorite. He loved walking in the sun and picking blackberries, cooking for everyone and making holiday cookies to share all over town.

Mr. Britton was very social and was a coffee lover. Having dinner parties brought him great happiness. He loved his family and being present at all the gatherings. He loved and was very proud of his boy Chris.

Mr. Britton is survived by his son, Chris Steele of Sacramento, Calif.; father and step-mother Darold and Diana Britton of Coos Bay; sisters Anna Marie Strom of Klamath Falls and Denise Long Britton of Alaska; nieces Liz and Trisha; numerous cousins, from adults to small children; uncles Dennis Whitney and family of LaPine, Allan and family of Brownsville and Jim of Sisters; and aunts Ellen and Ida and their families of Cottage Grove;

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Weathers; paternal grandparents Harold and DeLoris Britton; and maternal grandparents Marion and Carmelita Whitney. 

A celebration of life was held June 17 at Downtown Lounge in Sweet Home. 

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. 


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