John Rudolph Brittle
John Rudolph Brittle
  • March 22, 1929 - June 19, 2017
  • New Bern, North Carolina

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John Rudolph Brittle, 88, of New Bern, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Crystal Coast Hospice
John was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and sang in the Joy Choir. He was a retired physical therapist. He was also a member of the North Carolina BeeKeepers Society.

He is predeceased by his wife Love Marie R. Brittle; brother Boykin Brittle., Jr. and sister Lily Hepler.

He is survived by his son John Walter Brittle; daughters Anne Marie Brittle and Mary Frances Brittle Jarman; sister-in-law Mary Frances Brittle; and five grandchildren Joseph Harold Jarman, Benjamin Jarman, Jennifer Brittle, Lindsay Brittle and Kimberly Brittle.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The burial will follow the service at Greenleaf Memorial Park with USMC honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John Brittle Honey Bee Scholarship, Craven County BeeKeepers Association, Attention: Joe Spruill, 249 Spruill Road, Oriental, NC 28571.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be made to the family at