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Joe Pat Brittain
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • LifePark Building Fund
    1151 George Browder Blvd.
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“We will dearly miss Joe. His smile was infectious. Sudan and I will miss seeing that smile at cocktail parties, playing golf, eating out, or...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: ayn deuskar - mt. pleasant, SC

“Can' t find the words to express our sadness over Joe's passing. Such a profound loss. Our heart aches for you and your family, Anita. The hurt you...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Our prayers are for the whole Brittain family. We have been friends for over 30 years. We loved to party with Joe & Anita. Spending the Millennium...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Carol & Larry Sewall - Sarasota, FL

“Anita and family,We send our love and prayers to you during this difficult time. We LOVED Joe so much. His humor, his courage, his dedication to...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Dave and Cathy Babusiak - IN

“So sorry to hear this, Joe was a very outgoing and knowledgeable man, we'll miss him here at BP/ Amoco. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Vennergrund - St. John, IN

“Joe will be sadly missed with that great smile, witty sense of humor and the dancer in him. I loved dancing with him and he sure had enough energy...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Clark - Sarasota

“Our thoughts are with you Anita and your family. Joe was such a happy go lucky guy and he sure loved to dance. I loved dancing with him. He had...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“We met Joe through a wonderful Cocktail group. I enjoyed conversations with this sweet guy as he was always smiling and upbeat. One of my favorite...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Roseann Poetz - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I will miss Joe. Whether it was playing golf, watching him dance, sharing a drink and lunch at Pops, he was always fun to be around.And that smile,...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Dick Clark - Sarasota, FL

“Our thoughts & prayers go out to the Brittain family & Anita at this sad time.We knew Joe for over 30 years as a friend& neighbor. We will miss his...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the Brittain family at this time. Joe was one of a kind. He always had such a positive attitude and boy could he...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Hugh and Linda Hoy - Sarasota, FL

“Our condolences to Anita and the Family. We will miss our long-time friend and his beautiful enthusiasm for life.Love, Shari and Steve ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“May God rest your soul in heavenly peace ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Diana Warren - Mount Pleasant, SC

Joe Pat Brittain, 75, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and Sarasota, Florida, husband of Anita Stewart Brittain entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 11:00 am. Entombment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday in the Mount Pleasant Chapel from 9:30 am until time of the service.

Born April 24, 1942 in Almo, Kentucky, Joe was the son of the late Otis Brittain and Sybil Brittain. He was best known to his grandchildren as "Poppop." He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a lifetime member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Employed for several years by BP Amoco in the Chicagoland area, while living in Naperville, IL, Joe eventually started Brittain Consulting and enjoyed working as a rotating equipment specialist, troubleshooting in different refineries throughout the Midwest and Southeast. He was a member of the Church at LifePark. He also was a member of the Stoneybrook Golf Club in Sarasota, FL.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years; two daughters, Cynthia Brittain Bohr (John) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Kimberly Brittain Rumrey (John) of Aurora, IL; son, Dr. Eric S. Brittain (Sarah) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; seven grandchildren, Jarrod Bohr, Ryan Bohr, Katherine Rumrey, Elizabeth Rumrey, Nicholas Rumrey, Owen Brittain and Lauren Brittain; sister, Wanda Ferguson of Paducah, KY; brother, Gary Brittain (Jill) of Woodbury, MN; sisters-in-law, Wanda Moore (Doug) of Paducah, KY, and Deborah Moore (Jeff) of Kennesaw, GA; brother-in-law, Ken Stewart (Amber) of Houston, TX; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother-in-law, Lynn Ferguson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the LifePark Building Fund, 1151 George Browder Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466.

A Celebration of Life reception will be held in Paducah, KY, in the spring, with details to follow.