Roy Brit Whittenburg

Britt Whittenburg
Britt Whittenburg

Roy Brit Whittenburg passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the age of 52 from complications of COVID.

Brit was born August 27, 1968, to Catherine Whittenburg Reavis and Louis Palma McKee Whittenburg.  He attended Puckett Elementary, Bonham Junior High and Amarillo High School.  He loved football, especially Texas college games.  He attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas where he walked on to play football.  He then attended Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.  He subsequently attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where he earned a Masters in Education.

Brit began a teaching/coaching career in Amarillo at Bowie Middle School.  He then taught/coached in the Independent School Districts of Roosevelt in Lubbock, Waco and Copperas Cove.  He was curious about the world and traveled to all fifty states.  He also participated in missionary work in Mexico and Belize.  Brit felt his special gifts were tending to the elderly and he was happiest caring for his father who had Parkinson’s.  His father preceded him in death on October 19, 2020.

Survivors include his mother, Catherine Whittenburg Reavis and husband Charles, his four siblings and families–Sarah Catherine Whittenburg Martindale and husband Russell (Maxwell and Mary Catherine), Secily Sibil Whittenburg Torn and husband Scott (Sam, Jack, Kaiya, Tucker and Anna Scott), Justin McKee Whittenburg and wife Blythe (Mack, Earl, Dane and June), Amanda Grace Whittenburg Brack and husband Collin (Luke, Liz Grace, Cate and Eloise).

Brit loved the Lord with all his heart and his neighbors as himself.  For this, he was loved by all who were blessed to know him.  His words of encouragement to us during his illness were “Consider the Lilies” (Luke 12:27-28).

Memorial services will be virtual at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, December 19, 2020. Please use this link to live-stream the service:

The family asks that memorial gifts be to support those with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

28 Replies to “Roy Brit Whittenburg”

  1. Brit was a good friend and a good soul. We went to Puckett elementary and later Bonham junior high together. I remember him most loving to play basketball.
    Sorry to hear he is gone .

  2. Brit lived a life of simplicity and TRUTH! I’m grateful God allowed our paths to cross. His life was clearly a reflection of God’s Grace. I have great memories of his friendship and service to the Lord in college. May we be encouraged by his testimony, and comforted by His God, who is my God as well, so in that I also take great joy in the hope that I will see him again. Come Lord Jesus!

  3. Thank you Helen. I am trying to breathe out sorrow and breathe n joy. I know Brit has a new wonderful life. We are just not part of it except in spirit. So hard to let go. Keep in touch. Would love to know of Alicia.
    Love, Catherine

  4. Cathy,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. He was such a kind and gentle man. As he and his father cared for each other, they are now together again. Hopefully, this gives you some comfort. You know I am here if you need anything.
    Love you!
    Helen Miller

  5. Brit was a dear friend & client of mine, when I found out him & Mr Mack where moving my heart was sad. I know he’s in a better place now & no longer suffering & for that I am thankful. They were both so kind to my whole family & I. So very kind to any one they met, awesome people, They will be greatly missed!!!

  6. Catherine, I just learned of the loss of your Brit. I am so very sorry. My heart aches for you. I hope I still have a good number for you, I’ll call in a few days.
    May Britt Rest In Peace next to our Lord
    And may G-d hold you gently during this devastating time. You are in my prayers my friend

  7. What a joy it was to know Britt. We really enjoyed having him coach with us at Hardin-Simmons. He was funny, caring, and compassionate. So sorry for your loss.

  8. What a wonderful friend! I am so sorry to hear of his passing! He was always so kind to others. He will be missed greatly!

  9. What a precious young man! I know he is missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. God has a very special place in heaven for such a gentle, caring soul. Prayers & condolences to all of his family & friends.

  10. I am so sorry for the passing of Brit!!! He played a pivotal part in my spiritual journey at HPU. He was one of the 5 guys who walked along side me when I got saved. We were roommates at the CAVE and he was such a blessing. He touched so many lives at the State school (Texas youth who were incarcerated) while in college! I love Brit and grateful for his faithfulness to the Lord and our friendship. I am still in Ministry today because he choose to be patient with me and invest in my life. Love you Brit and see ya again!

  11. Our Prayers of comfort,peace, , and strength for family and friends. Brit is with our Lord Jesus !!!! I Love my brother in Christ. The word that sums up Brit’s live is SERVANT!!! He didn’t just talk his Faith, He walked it. He was always available and willing to do whatever it takes and serve. We went to HPU together, FCA, and FFC. I thank the Lord for the time we had together. We will see you again Brother.
    Love you,
    John Ward

  12. I played football at Howard Payne and knew Brit from there. Brit was a great guy & unforgettable. Praying for his family.

  13. Catherine, I was so sorry to hear the news of Brit’s passing. My heart goes out to you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Love, Cheryl (Georgia Southern University, School of Nursing)

  14. Brit touched the world in many ways throughout his life. He and I attended Bonham Junior High and AHS together, and enjoyed services, Sunday school, and Youth group at Paramount Baptist. Brit was one of the kindest most humble and honest people I have ever known. We lived in the same neighborhood and his sister Sara dated my brother Mark, so we were often together for many things. Brit was the gentle giant that everyone loved. He embraced the world and all those around him and loved the Lord with all of his heart. Brit will be truly missed! My heart goes out to all of Brit’s family, my most sincere condolences! Take care Brit, you may be gone but you will never be forgotten!

  15. I have many great memories of Brit. He was a good friend to me throughout the years. He was also a great prayer warrior. He will be greatly missed on earth, but he is rejoicing with his savior. Prayers for the family

  16. Prayers and wonderful memories to you, Catherine. Brit was so much fun to be with as young child at Aunt Sibil and Uncle Marion’s house. Blessings to you and all the family.

  17. I was very saddened to hear about Brit’s passing. He was one of my favorite students that I knew at AHS. He had a huge heart and would do anything to help anyone. He spoke to all and treated everyone with kindness. He was a big guy but a gentle teddy bear. I was glad to see that he had a full life of travel and teaching experiences. He will be missed by the many friends that he had.

  18. Catherine and family, We loved getting to know the adult Brit by reading through your notes of condolence. I was blessed to know him as a baby and toddler but missed many years in between due to distance. What a legacy he leaves of kindness and giving to others and I know he is living on with his Heavenly Father and family who have gone before him. We love you and share in your sadness but rejoice with Brit in his new home.
    Leslie and Joe

  19. I was so sorry to learn of Brit’s passing. He was a kind and caring young man who loved his family. I enjoyed babysitting for the family as a teenager and saw Brit later after he graduated from college.

  20. I went to AHS with Brit. He was such a kind person with a ready smile and laugh for everyone. My deepest condolences to his loved ones.

  21. My heart is so saddened. Brit has been one of my closest friends for many years. I will miss picking him up in 7 inches of snow and watching him come out of house in shorts and no socks. I will miss dodging a donkey to get into his house. But I will mostly miss our times watching football together and talking about life. He was a great friend through many ups and downs. I am so grateful to know he is now with his father whom he loved so much. I know I’m among many who will miss Brit and his sweet spirit.

  22. My son Sean attended AHS and Paramount Baptist Church with Brit . Sean has cerebral palsy and Brit was so kind and accepting of him for which I’m very grateful. Brit will be greatly missed. So grateful he is home with the Lord which I hope will offer comfort to his wonderful family. We send out deepest condolences to all of you.

  23. I attended AHS class of 1986, Brit was such a friend to everyone. He was such a joy to know, kind, considerate and a gentle soul. May you rest easy my friend and I will see you again. My sincerest condolences to the Whittenburg family and all of the friends who knew him.

  24. I attended AHS with Brit. He was truly one of the kindest, most tender hearted people I have ever known. He made the world a better place just by being in it and will be deeply missed.

    My deepest condolences to his family. May the love of those who knew Brit help you through these dark times.

  25. Sara, I’m so sorry to see this. Your brother sounds like he was a very special person. Wow, traveling to all 50 States. I bet that was awesome. Such a wonderful heart he had for the elderly. I know your going to miss him. I HATE COVID-19. Love you guys and will have you in my prayers. If you don’t know who I am. I met you through Dr. Alexander, I was his assistant.

  26. Catherine, Carole and I are so saddened and sorry to hear about Brits passing! A gentle soul gone too soon! May the Lord keep him safe and hold him in the heavens with all of our clan! I will keep you and he in our prayers! Philip

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