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Gary Neal Britten
April 28, 1932 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Gary Neal Britten, 91, devoted husband of Paulette Mathews Britten for 38 years slipped into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, November 5th, 2023. He was a native of Exeter, California, born April 28, 1932, to the late Younie Britten and Salome McFall. The baby of the family, Gary was preceded in death by his parents and siblings – Lynn Britten and Frances Britten Kirkman. After completing a year at California Polytechnic State University, Gary enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and was proud to serve his country as an airfield radio operator in Germany. Gary was an avid Ham Radio operator and enjoyed a career as an engineer for Pacific Bell Telephone / AT&T. He and his bride moved to Wilmore, KY in 1993 and invested their lives in their churches and community. After moving to Kentucky, he worked in IT at Asbury Theological Seminary and as a courier at First Southern National Bank. The family is proud of his commitment to the Francis Asbury Society as he spent years preserving digital audio copies of the sermons of Dr. Dennis F. Kinlaw (Founder and Evangelist of the Francis Asbury Society and President of Asbury College). He was a long-time member and production crew volunteer at Southland Christian Church in Nicholasville, KY and constantly encouraged others to use their spiritual gifts. He was a faithful member of the NBC class at church and shared his testimony just a few months ago. Until recently Gary was an active member of JAWS – Jessamine Amateur Wireless Society and the Wilmore Lyons Club. Gary was the proud and loving father of Constance Britten, Christopher Britten, Phil Rodrigues, Jill Rodrigues Snyder (Dan), and Paul Rodrigues (Sarah Morin). Beloved grandchildren include Joshua Britten (Sarah Fagerstrom), Megan Snyder Moore (Trevor), Micah Holley (Sarah Cleaver), Joel Holley, Elena and Audrey Rodrigues. Great grandchildren include Edward Britten, Raelynn and Xander Moore. He is loved by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gary is known to all for his love of organ music, emergency preparedness, love for Jesus, infectious optimism, cheshire smile, corny jokes, and for being “the nicest guy in the room.” Burial will take place Tuesday, November 14th at Camp Nelson, 2:30 p.m. Celebration of Life will be Monday, November 20th at 12 noon, Southland Christian Church, 5001 Harrodsburg Road, Nicholasville, KY, Building A Chapel. Please join us as we celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the Production Department at Southland Christian Church, Nicholasville Campus, at 5001 Harrodsburg Road, Nicholasville, KY, 40356. Hager & Cundiff values nothing more than the trust given to us to care for Gary and his family. This obituary was lovingly submitted by Gary’s family.