More detail on this person: RUSTON, LA -
Retired Marine Corps Major, Harvey E. Britt went
home to be with the Lord Sunday October 21, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Donna Stevens Britt of
Ruston. Harvey was born on October 1st, 1930 to
Hubert and Grace Lee Britt and was preceded in
death by his parents and three brothers Winford,
Aquilla and Clay; and three sisters Virginia,
Carol and Margueriet and granddaughter Whitney
Leigh and great granddaughter Petra Fry. Harvey
served his country in the United States Navy and
Marine Corps for 26 years as a Helicopter Pilot
and instructor, and as a Medi-Vac pilot in Korea
and Viet Nam. As a pilot Harvey received numerous
awards for meritorious service; among which was
the Distinguished Flying Cross w/4 gold stars. He
was also privileged to serve as a part of the
pilot base for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Harvey never was one to go on about his exploits.
He would only reply, "I was just doing my job."
"Daddy" as he was affectionately known is survived by his sister Francis Small of Colorado, children: Lars Britt, Gary Britt and wife Chris, Cheryl McEntrye, Miles Britt and wife Denise, Luke Britt, Caroline Storey and husband Steven, Suzanne Hanna and husband Eric, Daphne Sherlock (USMC, Ret.) and husband Brad. Grandchildren Farris, Nathan, David, Drew, Jon-Eric, Megan, Kaitlin, Jessica, Rachel, Kaylee, Collin, Dillon, Lillian, Tamara, Lauren and Jonathan. Great-grandchildren: Bryce, Tyler, Jason and Lily and numerous nieces and nephews.
Harvey served Ruston and the surrounding community for 40 years as a local tax consultant. He took great pride in his efforts and considered his most important client the one sitting in front of him.
In lieu of flowers donations or memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. The family will have a private service at a later date with burial in the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, La.
Published in Shreveport Times on October 25, 2012
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