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John L. Britton Jr. – December 13, 2017

John L. Britton Jr., 74, of Amarillo died Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Hillside Christian Church, 6100 S. Soncy Rd.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
John was born October 21, 1943, in Amarillo to Johnny and Mae Britton.  He graduated from Amarillo High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from WT.  He was voted Boy of the Year of Maverick Club in 1958 and member of their Alumni Association.  John served on the board of directors at the Turn Center and was a member and faithful servant at Hillside Christian Church.
He married Teresa Edwards on August 9, 1982.
John owned the Amarillo Athletic Club (aka Muscle Mill) and Jon and Joy’s Gym until 1981.  He partnered with Jack LaLanne health products and worked at TMS from 1980-1989 and Microfour, Inc. since 1989.
He was a watchmaker, health and fitness guru, handyman, prankster, and student of life.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Mae Britton; a sister, Donna Jeanne Morse and a son, Jason Britton.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Britton; two sons, John “Trey” L. Britton, III, Brett Britton and wife Sonya; two daughters, Tiffini Arrington and husband Shawn and Bailey Perkins and husband Jon; a sister, Ann Perry and husband David; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Maverick Boys & Girls Club, 1923 S Lincoln St, Amarillo, TX 79109; or to Turn Center, 1250 Wallace Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79106.
The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 pm, Friday, December 15, 2017, at the funeral home.

11 Comments

  • Carole Hulen Posted December 15, 2017 8:01 am

    So sorry about John…Prayers to his family and friends…

  • Sharon&Paul Stradley Posted December 15, 2017 10:09 am

    Dearest Teresa, now living out of town, Our paths do not cross as much as in the past. But, the last two times in Amarillo I saw and visited with John. Our friendship goes back more than 53 years and we never failed to hug . He has always been a good Christian brother to many,many folks in Amarillo. He will be greatly missed but God has need of him.

  • Bob Davis Posted December 15, 2017 12:51 pm

    Teresa,
    It was with great sadness when I heard the news of John’s passing. He was a friend from the first day we met some 30 years ago. We shared some challenges – some good, some bad; John was just plain ‘old school’ and all about just dealing with it. More importantly we shared many, many laughs together. Don’t know to begin to express the gratitude I feel for knowing John. Bob

  • Hugh and Linda Potts Posted December 15, 2017 6:42 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about John,we hadn’t seen him in years , our boys wrestled together at the Maverick Club, he was so nice, we liked him a lot.Prayers for your family.

  • Shane Wampler Posted December 15, 2017 7:47 pm

    What a wonderful man and a wonderful family. You always made me and everyone else in the room crack up. Never a dull moment. You will be missed. Love all of you.

  • Sherrill A. C. Wallace Posted December 15, 2017 8:53 pm

    The world lost some sparkle today…but heaven is brighter for it. I will miss his sense of humor(breaking into your Facebook account) Friends and family will miss his presence…a true love was found between the two of you and it grew and grew over the years. I wish you peace and know he is always within you forever and always

  • Sean Ramby Posted December 15, 2017 9:18 pm

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family… earth lost a wonderful person but heaven gained a better angel.
    The Rambys

  • Gail Adams Posted December 16, 2017 12:42 am

    John and I only saw each other a few times since I left Amarillo 40 some years ago. But he was my brother pretty much since we met. He was also the Godfather of my son John.
    When you get older you realize the you can count your real friends on the fingers of one hand, two if you are very lucky. The world will seem a little empty now because he was one of the ‘fingers’ on my hand. I’m proud John was my friend.
    My prayer and heart are with his family.

  • Kathy Arrington Posted December 16, 2017 9:20 am

    Words are not sufficient at times like this. We all grieve the loss of a wonderful friend, husband and family man. As believers we know John certainly has his wings now. Prayers to you.

  • Chris Strangewc Posted December 20, 2017 5:50 pm

    Peace,Prayers and Blessings.
    Chris Strange

  • Garry Garrett Posted January 2, 2018 9:04 pm

    Just found out my good friend passing away. I met John back in the 80”s when we worked together at TMS. You always smiled and joking. I missed that so much and miss you my brother. Rest In Peace my friend!

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