In memory of W4ABB/SK
I don't know if anyone on this forum knew A.B. Britton W4ABB, but if you didn't, you would have liked to. He was a very smart man, and a great Christian as well. His children are top notch as a testimony to his character. He forgot more in his latter years than I will ever know. He filled many different roles, as Army NCO, Officer, Postman, Colonel in the Guard, and worked for the FAA. He was an avid and active HAM, and held Bible studies in the air. There are many lives changed due to the large shadow A.B. cast. I was privileged to accompany him on a mission trip to Brazil to build a House of Worship, and I will never forget his faithfulness. He was the epitome of commitment. I am glad I was able to know him, and I am still blessed by his family. This is for you W4ABB.
Found this info after not finding W4ABB in data base .Grant Date 05/12/1998--Cancellation Date 05/13/2010 / I wish I had known him. Found the obituary as follows , 73 K5 IJK BRITTON, Col. Albert B. (A.B.), age 88 of Maryville, passed away Friday, February 1, 2008, at Ben Atchley State Veterans Home. He was a member and a Deacon of Madison Avenue Baptist Church, retired from the U. S. Army and the Federal Aviation Administration. He was an Amateur Radio Operator and a member of Gideon’s International.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Harrison Britton; parents, Albert R. and Bess Pearl Cochran Britton; brother, Carl R. Britton; sister, Ruth Chambers.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Julie Britton of Maryville; daughter, Carol Anne Cochran of Maryville; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Emily Anne and Philip Tyre of Waycross, GA; grandsons, Josh Cochran of Manchester, TN, Ian Britton of Seymour, TN; great granddaughters, Addy Cochran and Mea Grace Tyre; David Kolarik, God-son; sister-in-law, Laverne Britton of Maryville; special caregiver, Pat Gibson.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Madison Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Glenn Cummings officiating. Friends will meet at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery for the interment service with Full Military Honors.
The family will receive friends from 3-6:00 p.m. Sunday at Madison Avenue Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to The Mission Program at Madison Avenue Baptist Church, 1918 Madison Avenue, Maryville, TN 37804.
McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville 982-6812
Last edited by K5IJK; 09-15-2011 at 08:32 PM.
He was truly an amazing guy. I wish I had gotten to know him better in the time he had. I am good friends with his son(Jim) and his wife(Julie) as well as his daughter (Carol). His legacy is one of commitment, sharing, and love. We built a Chapel in Brazil last year in A.B.'s memory. Thanks for reading. God Bless. 73 K1SBC