Daniel Wade ìRoundmanî Brittain, Jr., 79, of Mills River, took his last breath on this Earth, Friday, May 29th at 8:20pm surrounded by his family. He has crossed over to be with family and friends that have gone on before him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Wade Brittain, Sr. and Lelia Allison Brittain; two brothers David Brittain and Vance Brittain; and one sister, Elizabeth Brittain.
He was a former member of the Hejaz Shrine Temple in Spartanburg, SC and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He retired as a driver with McLean Trucking Company after 37 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha Fowler Brittain; his children, James Lynn Brittain and wife, Debbie, Daniel Eugene Brittain and wife, Debbie, Patsy Carol Bell and husband, Terry, Dorothy Lee Whitaker and husband, Rick, Sybil Jannette Ball and husband, Robbie; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Betty Donoho, Sammy Brittain, Horace Brittain, Phillip Brittain and Geneva Lawson.
He loved all of his grandchildren and had two special grandchildren; ìChicken,î who will be having his 19th great-grandchild next month and Chris, whom heís raised.
A funeral service will be held at 2PM, Monday, June 1, 2009 at Mills River Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Randall Boggs will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mills River Presbyterian Church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and at other times will be at the old family farm home.