James Manford Brittingham, Jr. of Millsboro passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at home with his family by his side.

Jim was born in Dagsboro on Sept. 28, 1932, to the late James Manford Brittingham, Sr. and Mary Lewis Brittingham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Bruce Brittingham, a sister Doris LeGates and his two canine companions “Mutley” and “Bugsy.”

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Maryland National Guard Unit 200 Military Police. He married the love of his life on June 19, 1953, and together raised two sons. After he was discharged from the Army, he took a job at Dresser Industries and worked there as an assembly man until he retired at age 65. He was a former member of the Georgetown Church of God where he was a Deacon and was a bus driver for their bus ministry. Most recently he attended Crossroad Community Church in Dagsboro. Jim enjoyed stock car racing, attending church, and spending time with family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be dearly missed.

Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 69 years, Shirley Elizabeth Hudson Brittingham of Millsboro; two sons: James M. Brittingham, III and William L. Brittingham both of Millsboro; three brothers Louis (Billie) Killeen Tx., Bill (Becky) Delmar, Del., Alvin Brittingham (Judy) Newport News, Va.; a sister-in-law Barbara Brittingham Forney, Delmar, Del.; and brother-in-law John LeGates, Ephrata, Pa. He also leaves behind a granddaughter, Jennifer Brittingham and two great-grandsons, David and Dylan Arbey as well as extended family and friends.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at the Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro. Interment with Military Honors followed at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Donations in Jim’s memory can be made to Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Rd., Georgetown, DE 19947 or to a charity of your choice. Letters of condolence may be emailed via www.watsonfh.com.