Joseph Scott Britton

- August 26, 2018

Joseph Scott Britton, 61, of Owensboro, and son of Joe S. and the late Margaret B. Britton, died Sunday, August 26th at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

Scott was a social worker for several years with the Kentucky Department of Social Services and later the director of the Owensboro Treatment Center.

In addition to his father, Joe Britton, Concord, NC, he is survived by his son, Joseph Sayre Britton and wife Jescia of Murray, KY, his sister, Meg Patchett and husband Jeff of Kannapolis, NC, nieces Jessica Patchett and husband Travis McKinney of Charlotte, NC, and Lauren Rachel Harkey and husband Jake of Banner Elk, NC, nephew Robert Patchett, and wife Jenny, and great-niece Emily Anne Patchett of Raleigh, NC, uncles Earl Britton of Springfield, TN, Harold Britton and wife Mary Anne of Conway, AR, John Baggett III and wife Diane of Melbourne, FL, and several cousins.

Scott, a graduate of Washington University and long-time history buff, loved music and attending concerts, enjoyed reading and movie going, was a stiff competitor in games, and delighted in preparing gourmet meals for his family. Most of all he loved the North Carolina mountains and camping on the Appalachian Trail.

The family plans a private memorial service at his sister’s home and former home of his grandparents in the mountains of North Carolina.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research, a disease which his mother suffered from, or to PBS in support of what he viewed to be the most entertaining and important content on television.