- August 28, 1931 - January 23, 2013
- Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
of Billy's Passing
- Memorials may be made to the following: La Grange Christian Church, P.O. Box 442, La Grange, N.C., 28551; Blowing Rock First Baptist, P.O. Box 3, Blowing Rock, N.C., 28605; Palm Valley Baptist Church, 4890 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082; B
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“Dear Ms. Peggy and family:
I will never forget the teachings Bill and Paul Miller personally shared with our group back in the early 90s. Nor the...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Libby Royal Taylor f/k/a Libby Royal Hill - NC
“Thanks Bill! Life is getting so much better with your teachings..
Your straight forward truthful teachings save so much time in our success...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Samir Dudhgaonkar - Thane West
“You made such a difference in my life and the lives of my family. I respected your beliefs and convictions. I believe you were put on this earth to...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert and Miranda Hunt - MD
“Thank You for not quitting after your 1st quitter
4 of 100+ | Posted by: David Winslow - Saint Joaeph, MO
“After I met him my life was never the same. He spoke with wisdom that can only come from experience. I am grateful that I went to his house in NC and...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Brett Propst - Centerville, GA
“I lived most of my life in Virginia until moving to Utah in May 2007. I met Bill Britt in the 1990's when scouting the Amway business as part of John...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Kenneth M. Wilbourne Jr - Ogden, UT
“MAY GOD REST YOUR SOUL IN HEAVEN
7 of 100+ | Posted by: harish dash & anita dash - IN
“What a great year Bill & Peggy.... Thanks to applying your teachings our life has drastically improved within last year only ( apl 2013 post of mine...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Samir & Madhuri - Thane, India
“No asbestos suit needed where Bill is going. Rest in Peace.
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Skip Jackson
“Ms Peggy Britt, i'm so sorry to read that Mr. Britt has passed. Mr. Britt helped shape me into the man i am today. You will always be in my prayers....Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: KEVIN EARL - DALLAS, TX
“Dear Bill and Peggy,
Me and my wife have never met you guys, but we have heard many of your CDs from our mentors. You guys built our dream! We have...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Daniel Jackson - Centreville, VA
“Hi Mrs. Peggy Britt, you don't know my name , however, i want to thank you for being a great wife to Bill Britt. I attended my 1st Conference in 1992...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: moses alvarado - Deer Park, TX
“BILL BRITT WAS THE FINEST WISEST AND MOST BRILLIANT MAN.
HE WAS A MAJOR INFLUENCE IN THE THINKING AND GROWTH OF MILLIONS OF MINDS. HIS INFLUENCE...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: RITA PIESTER - HAMPTON, DE
“RIP Bill Britt. I had the honor of meeting you several times during the course of my life. You spoke at a Miller function in Washington DC and I...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Todd F. Taylor - Richmond, VA
“So inspired by you and your inspiration will live on with me.
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Arbie L. Tickle - Roanoke, VA
“I was always amazed at how Bill Britt could clear the air in the room. I would come to the rallies loaded down with negativity. When Bill Britt...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert St Clair - PA
“To Peggy and the rest of the family to Bill, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to losing him. You don't know me but I was a part of your...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Richard Heller - Anchorage, AK
“Bill and Peggy's talks were some of the best I had as annew IBO. I am now in the Snipes group since Ren Morris passed away. He an Bill said more...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Claude and Dorothy Busic - VA
“My sincere condolences on the passing of Bill Britt. Although I was never financially successful in the Amway business and left a number of years ago...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Puccio - Boca Raton, FL
“My husband and I have fond memories of the Britt System and your teachings!
You are missed!
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda Cooper - Universal City, TX
“Dear Bill & Family:
Condolences. We will meet him at a better place all of us.
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Carlos - MIAMI, FL - Amway IBO
Bill in 1980 CD ( I had a dream ) talked of BWW IBO's having men & women together, hence beating no 1 Direct-selling company of the...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Samir & Madhuri Dudhgaonkar Thane
At my first major function, in Franklin KY, 1983, if I remember correctly, Bill spoke at the Sunday morning service and "put all the...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Darin Keiser - Elkton, MD
“I WILL BREAK 100 DIAMONDS PER YEAR AND FULFILL YOUR DREAM......
I HOPE ALL THE BWW LEADERS WILL DO SO.... THANKYOU AND WE MISS YOU LOT
24 of 100+ | Posted by: P. Senthil Lewis - ooty
“I wish that I could have met Bill in person. He at the WWDB meetings showed me what a real man was and gave me something to aspire too. I always...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Sherman Bogard Jr. - Portland, OR
“I was honored to have met Bill at an Amway convention in Asheville, N.C. many years ago. Bill was a man among men, an inspiration to many, and will...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: marty cunningham - newport news, VA
“Dear Bill, I salute you for your courage and dedication. I honor your principles and teachings. I am thankful and blessed to have you in my heart and...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Krishna Sapkota - Boston, MA
“Bill you are truely a hero in the life of millions including me. I am blessed to get to know you and get your teachings. Your teachings will continue...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Krishna Sapkota - Boston, MA
“Dear Bill,Glory to God for sending you on earth! Bill, you started the business march 1 1970 ( as told in many CD's by you).. After 43 years, march...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Samir & Madhuri Dudhgaonkar Thane
“We often remember the time after a Britt Family Reunion when Rick and Toni Fairchild took their team and ate barbeque and drove to Bill & Peggy Britt...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Parker & Jennifer Jones - Roswell, GA
“we missed you.Its a great loss to the young as well as the old entrepreneurs . Heartfelt condolence to your family. May your soul rest in peace.
31 of 100+ | Posted by: sharda yonzon
“we missed you. Heartfelt condolence to your family. May your soul rest in peace.
32 of 100+ | Posted by: man yonzon
“sevgili Bill BRT,(EFSANE LDER) ölümü bizleri derinden üzmütür PEGI ve sevenlerinin ba saolsun...
33 of 100+ | Posted by: nevin gökçe - istanbul
“Dear Bill,as you claimed in an 1980 CD- you have beat any outfit about having impact on Freedom of the Free World from your Kenmore Road Home by...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Samir Dudhgaonkar - Mumbai
“Bill impacted millions of people in India in a unique way. He defied the concept called 'passed away'. Hereafter his life will be supported by...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Saravanan & Latha - Follower
“Zawsze bdziemy pamita, pokazae nam drog do wolnoci za co dzikujemy
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Ewa Mieszkowska WARSZAWA - POLAND
“Dear Peggy & Family,
Thank you for sharing Bill with us and all of BWW for so many years. He was a great inspiration to many, and because of the...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Chris & Pam Barnard - Concord, NC
“one of the best person i've ever met
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Dominic Fernando - BWW Associate
“Bill is my hero.
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Tajudeen Towolawi - NJ - IBO
“Peggy - the Blessings you and Bill have bestowed upon others are so vast that as with Abraham, they are too many to count. At the annual FED...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandy Long - Corona, CA
“To add I'll make the vision of breaking 100 diamonds a live by becoming one and breaking the most if not it personal decision i have made to take my...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Ilham Nur - Minneapolis, MN
“Taught me how to speak what i want as i already have it and not anybody to steal my dream
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Ilham Nur - Minneapolis, MN
“Bill I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord & Savior at a Williams Family Reunion in Pittsburgh, PA 30 years ago.
I never became a DD or Ruby or...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Bianca Serrano - CA - Downline
“Through Bill Britt leadership i learnt lots of things which changed my life, he was a great personality.
May his soul R.I.P
...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Vipin Alex - dubai - friend
“Thank you Bill Britt,
There is no SECRET in the AMWAY business but you.
Thank YOU for your teaching, teaching by your examples. It's has made a...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Dalpat & Joshna Mistry - NJ
“I learned many things from Bill (and Peggy) from stage at many functions. The most powerful is "Our words are our seeds, our life is a result of how...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Lynda F. Smith - Roanoke Rapids, NC
I wasn't fortunate to see or meet you but i know that whenever i achieve my goal, you will always be around because the LEGACY YOU HAVE...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: ABDULRASHEED SHOYEMI - Chicago, IL
“Dear Peggy, Bill has been impacting my life for my entire life literally. I am 30 years young and I have been listening to you and Bills talks on...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Lee McCoy - Bennington, NE
“Bill... we will miss you, but may your legacy go on in those you raised up to be the compassionate capitalists God intends us to be, in order to make...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Jaber - Candler, NC - Friend
YOU HAVE OPENED THE GATE FOR SUCCESS AND GIVEN NEW LIFE TO MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD.
WE WILL TAKE FORWARD YOU GUIDENESS AND ENSURE...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: GOPAALAN LAKSHMAN
I never got the opportunity to see you in person but I have been eternally impacted by the BWW system. You are a blessing to my life, to...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Evelyn - Toronto
we are so thankful to be part of BWW (the legacy you started). we promise to keep this continue and keep it growing. we will touch thousands...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Samarth & Shraddha Modi - NJ
“RIP Bill Britt, you thought me strength, determination....journey.
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Veronica Diaz - Flushing, NY
“I lost my father on September 2012. And I saw and heard Bill talk as it was my father. Bill changed my life, the system that he built, helped think...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: E. Noe Morales - Sterling, VA
“WE MISS YOU BILL..A GREAT LOSS TO HUMAN KIND...OUR LOVE TO GRIEVING FAMILY MEMBERS
55 of 100+ | Posted by: ela and chitra - india
“Leave a condolence or a memory.
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Joe and Norma Foglio - ElCajon, CA
“No words can describe the pain madhuri & myself feel when we think about Bill going on to be with the lord...
I did MS in USA and that's when got to...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Samir Dudhgaonkar - Mumbai
“Thank you Bill for changing my life for the better. Your dream has ignited the dreams of so many others including myself. I will never forget how you...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Jess Tiffany
“Dear Triple Crown Ambassador Peggy
May the power of prayer of all Britt students brings you peace, strength, encouragement needed to recover well and...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Sista Rao - bristow, VA
“Leave a condolence or a memory.
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Sista Rao - bristow, VA
We lost one of the legentary Leader and proud business personality in the histroy of the great business. You may not be in the...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: K hariharan & Aishwarya
“Mr. Britt's passing is like losing the dad/grand daddy we wished we all had. His "FatherPower " & advice to the men & women of this world whose...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Prof. Meena Augustus Ph.D - MD
WE MISSED YOU,
YOU gave Everything
to succeed with character
you are EVERYTHING
MAY THE GREAT...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: K.M.Ravichandran & K.Geetharani
“we miss u.
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Amutha Athiyappan - chennai
“In my household Bill and Peggy Britt has always been almost mythical figures. I remember the impact they had on our family and where we would...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Pulkit Sang - Charlotte, NC
Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength to face this loss. We miss Bill tremendously! He was a...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Samir and Dipti Joshi - MD
“Bill you are missed by us. Peggy you are in our thoughts and prayers. While we were sad to learn of Bill's passing we also know that he is...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Harold and Lee Ann Webb - Dacula, GA
“Dear Bill Britt, Thank you for showing us how to live a life of significance and producing acres of diamonds (leaders, inspiring, impacting lives...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Prakash & Rita Patel
“We were so sad to hear of Bill's passing, but we know that he is in Heaven having a ball with Jesus! So thankful for Bill's impact on our personal...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim and Monica Thomas - Braselton, GA
“One of a kind, Original, Trendsetter, Super magnetic personality, Larger than life figure, a genius.....RIP Bill Britt
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Mukesh & Meena Gupta - NJ
“Rest in peace, Bill, you served, shared, and poured your knowledge and time into the lives of millions. The ripples of your wisdom will continue to...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Angel and Robin Valdes - Holbrook, MD
“Bill Britt made a huge impact on not just my earthly life, but also my eternal life. I'm so greatful that he was a godly man willing to make a change...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: James and Burshun Armiur - GA
“Peggy and family,
We are praying God will comfort you all in a way that only He can.
No words could ever come close to how special Bill was and how...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Chad and Christina Rhine - MD
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Britt Family at this time of loss. Bill inspired each one of us to never stop dreaming and believing we could...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Bob & Rita Smith - Jefferson, MD
“Dear Bill's family, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.
Our deepest...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael & Amanda Cannon - Holland, PA
“Grateful for the Sunday Morning Service
led to the Lord by Britt
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Jaime Keyes - Chula Vusta, CA
“With full confidence in a glorious and joyful reunion ahead, we celebrate through our tears a remarkable man who chose to live out a remarkable life...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Moe and Sharon Ghassami - MD
“My deepest condolences to Bill,Demmy god of Amway business.
78 of 100+ | Posted by: A.ATHISUBRAMANIAN - OK
“We are deeply shocked to hear the sudden demise of Mr Britt. Our deepest condolence to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace. ...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Ranjana Yonzone and Dev Kumar Moktan
“Bill's dreams reached son of former minister of state in India, sitting member of parliament's family too... what a dreamer Bill was!We are frontline...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Samir Dudhgaonkar - Mumbai, India
You are a true leader.....who awaken minds.....Enlighten and empower......
Lead by example.....Unwrap talents and abilities.....Welcome...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Prashan & Ishani - IL
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Sumitpal Singh
“Tribute to genuine leader.May his soul rest in peace.
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Mahaboob Basha
“i always had an good friend of teaching and changing me the value & ethics of my life. all is done by Britt.i miss him a lot. but he always lives...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: arun k l - erode, TN
“We are in amway business till today because of Bill Britt. He created a wonderful system that empowers lot of people each and every day in a positive...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Anand and Uma - Brampton
“My life is blessed because I am fortunate to have seen and heard Bill Britt in person from stage. Bill's teachings will continue to inspire us to be...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: D Jain - Chicago, IL
“Thank you for your wisdom and your vision that you implanted in my life! Love, Dhairyan Singh and family!
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Dhairyan Singh
“Where you are many can only dream of!
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Indera Singh
“Have listened to lot of Bill Britt's CD and has seen him on stage one time. Have not seen or heard anyone more powerful then him. "Father Power" has...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Mohit Bansal and Shefali Aggarwal - TX
“We came to US as immigrant students.
I was going through lot of ups and downs and was lost when I heard Bill for the first time in a conference. I...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Kshitij & Charu Lanjewar - CA
“When I was young and my parent joined Amway under Charles and Lindy Currin, we went to a convention in Kansas City. I fell in love with Sammy Hall...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Larrissa Hubbard Douglas - Odessa, FL
“I truly believe that you are still alive still alive in the hearts of your fans and admirers. You truly taught us the biggest power the power of...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Lavlesh Sud & Ritu Sud - MI
“My husband & I share your loss, even as we rejoice for Bill. He truly fought the good fight, and permanently impacted our lives through his powerful...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Rachel Woltjer - Stillwater, MN
“I named my Daughter after Bill because he saved my marriage and if it was not for him that Sunday Morning in Ft Worth where I gave my Life to Jesus...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Tommy Kramer - Seoul Korea - IBO
“I only know Bill from his reputation, the cd's he made for Amway and others who knew him personally. The stories about Bill are legendary. Bill has...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Bryan Power
“I only knew him from afar, but always felt pride that I was technically 4th position downline from him. Bill was an inspirational speaker and an...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Jason Little - Abilene, TX
“Bill Britt Was my hero since I met him in 1991
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Byron McPherson - Greensboro, NC
“Bill has done so much to help others and to help his country. He will be missed, but will also be with us always in our hearts.
Peggy may God Bless...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: John Hallin - Fairfax, VA
“We will fill the Amway Center for Bill and Peggy!
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Bryan Huynh & Jinny Trangluu - FL
“Bil was a warrior, fighter and a soldier with powerful weapons. One of the weapon I like was power of spoken word. Freedom to speak future in present...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Rasmit patel - houston, TX
August 28, 1931 - January 23, 2013
Billy Bernard Britt, Korean War Veteran, founder and leader of Britt World Wide, and Amway Founders Crown Ambassador and Founders Council Member, died on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. He was 81 years old.
Bill was born to Edward and Vivian Britt in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, on August 28, 1931. He joined the United States Army in 1949, and was quickly selected to attend the Army's Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Bill was one of only two candidates in his class without a college degree to be chosen. He excelled in OCS and graduated in the top two of his class. He went on to serve honorably as an officer in the Korean War, eventually rising to command a floating bridge unit. After finishing active duty, Bill continued to serve his country as commander of a National Guard Reserve Unit. Bill attended college on the G.I. Bill at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., where he studied civil engineering. While in college, Bill met his beloved wife Peggy Garner in 1956. They were married the next year on July 13, 1957.
After college Bill worked as an assistant to the City Manager in Raleigh, and then as City Manager in Sanford, N.C. and Goldsboro, N.C., and Town Manager in Carrboro, N.C. Bill went on to earn a Master's Degree in Public Administration at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Not long after, Bill was introduced to Amway by a friend who knew that Bill had recently lost $10,000.00 on a failed business venture. With an initial investment of only $25.00, Bill joined Amway in 1970 in an effort to make back the $10,000.00 he had lost. In the following years Bill catapulted to success, reaching the Crown Ambassador level of the Amway organization in the United States and India. Bill believed that Amway was built on people helping people, and he continued throughout his life working to inspire and motivate others to achieve success. He was instrumental in forming numerous other businesses outside of the Amway organization.
Bill is survived by his wife, Peggy, his sisters Barbara Todd (Fayetteville, N.C.), Ginny Kiker (Raleigh, N.C.), and Edith Lynn Kirkland (Orlando, FL), and his brothers Eddie Britt (Fayetteville, N.C.), Bobby Britt (Raleigh, N.C.), and Jimmy Britt (Orlando, FL). He was preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Britt, his father, Edward Britt, and his sister, Shirley Faye McDonald
A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home at 108 N. Caswell Street, La Grange, N.C., 28551. The funeral will be held Monday, January 28, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, with the burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any of the following churches where Bill and Peggy were associate members, or to the following charitable organizations: La Grange Christian Church, P.O. Box 442, La Grange, N.C., 28551; Blowing Rock First Baptist, P.O. Box 3, Blowing Rock, N.C., 28605; Palm Valley Baptist Church, 4890 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082; Britt World Wide Charities, 150 Golden Drive, Unit 110, Durham, N.C., 27705; Easter Seals, the Wounded Warrior Project, Samaritan's Purse, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or the U.S. Dream Academy. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.