Bruce Britt, Nov. 23, 1965 — Feb. 22, 2014, of Ashland

Monday, February 24, 2014 | 4:10 p.m. CST

Bruce Britt, 48, of Ashland, MO joined his Father on Saturday Feb. 22, 2014 in the line of duty, having served the Columbia Fire Dept. for nearly 24 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant.

Born Nov. 23, 1965, to Stormy and Wanda Britt in Truth or Consequences, NM, and raised in Williamsville, IL., Bruce started his firefighting career as a member of the Williamsville Volunteer Fire Department at a young age. Bruce was a cowboy at heart, wearing boots and hat before he could walk. He enjoyed working with horses, working at the Callaway Sale Barn, and raising his daughter, Stormy, to be a true cowgirl.

Bruce was preceded in death by his dad, Stormy.

Survivors include his wife, Leigh; daughter, Stormy Ann; two sons, Paden and Ethan; mother, Wanda (Howard), two sisters, Heidi (Ron) and Kristi (Brian); nephews, Clay, Kenyon, Avery, and Chase.

Bruce was a good man with a kind heart who would help anyone in need and he stood for the truth.

He had an incredible, gentle spirit behind the rough exterior and was a fierce defender of family and friends.

All kids should be lucky enough to grow up with such a man in their life, and any adult would be blessed to have such a brother or friend.

Our hearts may break; but, Bruce knew Jesus as his Savior and we can all rejoice through the tears knowing that we will see him again.

Truly, Bruce led a blessed life.

Memorial services with full firefighter honors are set for 10 AM Thursday Feb. 27, 2014 at The Crossing, 3615 Southland Dr.; Columbia, MO 65201. A memorial service will also be held in 10 AM Saturday March 8 at Williamsville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Edward Jones 3305 East Clark Lane, Columbia, MO 65202 “Stormy Britt Memorial Fund” (in memo line) or the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Hal Bruno Camp; PO Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD, 21727.

Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at (Arr: Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70, Columbia, Missouri 65202)

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