Howard Delbert Britt, 86, of Troy, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

Mr. Britt was born June 15, 1932 in Greensboro, son of the late Walter Daniel Britt and the late Mittie McCaskill Britt.

Howard served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired as Assistant Postmaster of the Troy Post Office after 25 years of service. He was known to be a warm, loving, gentle man who loved farming and singing in the choir at his church. He was also known to be quite a jokester. First and foremost, Howard was dedicated to spreading the Gospel. He was a member of The Gideon’s International, Montgomery County Camp, member of the Troy Masonic Lodge #718, and a retired member of the Montgomery County Rescue Squad. Howard helped organize and establish the Upper Room Ministries National Prayer Hotline in Nashville, Tenn. of which he was extremely proud.

He is survived by daughters, Angelia Britt of Thomasville, Donna (Larry) Brown of Eagle Springs and Kerma Taylor (Donald Hurley) of Troy; grandchildren, Matina Dwyer, Kenton Brown (Kyndal) and Jordan Howard Taylor; and great-grandchildren, Meagan Dwyer, Cohen Davis, Bentley Brown and Britton Brown. He was preceded in death by wife, Loretta Britt; brothers, Elmer Britt and Larry Wayne Britt; and sister, Dorothy Holt.

A funeral service was held 4 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2019 at Love Joy United Methodist Church, Troy. The Rev. Ron Scott, the Rev. Clay Morgan, the Rev. Tommy Haynes and Mr. Doug Byrd officiated. Burial followed in Love Joy United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 103, Troy, NC 27371; Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009; Love Joy United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1137 Substation Rd., Troy, NC 27371; or to Montgomery County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 181, Troy, NC 27371.

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Pugh-Troy Funeral Home is serving the Britt family.