Mr. Britt died of natural causes at 11:28 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2011 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville.
He was born February 19, 1933 in Trigg County to the late John Earl and Margaret Elizabeth Wills Britt.
He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired electrician.
He was preceded in death by one brother, John Franklin Britt; and one sister, Frances Fowler.
Survivors include one brother, James Britt of Hopkinsville; three sons, William Earl Britt, Jr. (and wife Missy) of Lexington, John Steven Britt of New Albany, Ind. and James Robert Britt (and wife Sandy) of Cadiz; one daughter, Sharon Louise Shelton of Cadiz; seven grandchildren, Skye Lynn Bowman, Summer Leigh Darnell, Kayla Brooke Darnell, Alyssa Grace Darnell, Christopher Britt, Robert Austin Britt and Heaven Lynn Britt; and three great grandchildren, Noah Alexander, Nicholas Aiden and James Robert Brittt.
Pallbearers were Austin Britt, Jim Bowman, Brice Miller, Jim Lancaster, Isaac Wells and Jonathan Owens.