Dwight Britford


The heavenly Dawg Pound has another loyal fan now that Dwight has joined them. He was born, March 31, 1951, in Greensboro, Alabama to Albert and Annie Lou Britford. He peacefully went to rest on August 13, 2021, age 70, surrounded by loved ones.

Dwight was a graduate of Mohawk High School, eventually making his way to settle in Columbus, Ohio. His passion for Northeast Ohio sports never left as Dwight became an avid member of the Central City Brown Backers. Dwight dedicated his Sundays to cooking homemade meals and watching football as he was always ready to cheer on for his beloved Cleveland Browns, never losing faith in their ability to make their fans proud. Dwight was also a proud AT&T employee, retiring after more than 40 years of employment, where he developed relationships with his co-workers through their love of playing basketball and baseball. A devoted family man and father, Dwight’s legacy leaves behind a loving wife, four affectionate children, twelve cherished grandchildren, and three adorable great-grandchildren.

Dwight is preceded in death by his parents: Albert and Annie Lou Britford, brother: Albert Britford III, sister: Mary Roddy, and in-laws: Roland Clark, Douglas Clark, and Myron Clark.

Dwight leaves to cherish many memories with his wife of 40 years: Darlene Britford, daughter: Jennifer Britford, son: Dwight (Tasha) Britford Jr., son: Erik (Kastana) Britford, daughter: Darla Britford, grandchildren: Tayiesha Fleming, Brianna (Oscar) Linares, Tanai Miles, Dejon Britford, Imani Steele, Ellis Britford, Donovan Britford, Aaron Britford, Brian Lindsey, Xzavier Becton, Seven Thomas, and Avery Thomas, 3 great grandchildren,  sisters: Janie (Ted) Moore and Diane Payton, Carrie Carter, brothers: William (Juanita) Britford and Bobby (Carrie) Britford: sister in-laws: Marilyn Clark and Sarah Clark, brother in-laws: Joe (Jan) Clark and Alex (Carolyn) Clark: best friend: Brad (Lori) Rife, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family of Dwight Britford would like to express thanks to those who share our grief during this time of bereavement. All expressions of love and other acts of kindness are appreciated as we hold to God’s unconditional love. Please continue to pray for us as we do the same for you. Thank you.


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Visitation 1-3:00pm Friday, August 20, 2021 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. We send our love and prayers to the family as they mourn a loved one. May God bring you comfort during this hard time. Love you all,
    Mike and Spady Roberts

  2. Nikki Dean-Ferraro

    Uncle Dwight, It has been such a pleasure to be within your company with my amazing cousins from childhood and on…although you never said much; the looks you gave us kept us in line. I have watched you be a wonderful father to them and a great example to us as well. I will forever remember your very peaceful spirit! Rest in the arms of the Lord! Nikki


    Your Cincinnati Family extends our deepest sympathy,

  4. Praying for peace and comfort during this time.
    My condolences to the family

  5. Remembering the family in this time of sorrow.
    May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Truly sorry for your loss.

  6. Kimberly Reeder

    Darlene and family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I remember growing up with you all and how wonderful “Black Bart” was to everyone. He was a great person and a dear friend to my Mommy and Daddy! I am a praying for you all during this very difficult time. Please know that we are here if there is something we can do for you all. May the Lord continue to Bless you as you deal with this difficult loss. We love you and have you in Prayers. Love Always, Kim Reeder and the Reeder Family!

    • Maggie L. Burnes

      So sorry to hear of your loss. Sometimes words are not enough to express to you peace and comfort during this time. Praying that Jesus will over shadow your family with his love and provide you with peace.

  7. May your heart find healing and tranquility through the healing power of Our Lord. Darlene, I am so sorry to hear of your loss my prayers are with you and your family. Love you Spud

  8. My deepest sympathies and condolences. I hope you find comfort in my good friend Dwight now being at peace. May God comfort you and provide his grace onto your family.


  9. I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my deepest condolences and know that God loves you and can restore your spirits, give you peace, and strengthen you. Dwight was a wonderful man and a great friend!!
    Love you all,

  10. Condolences to the family

  11. I am so sorry for your loss please except my deepest condolences. Dwight worked for me for several years at the phone company, he was an excellent employee and a very hard worker and much respected. He will be missed by all

  12. Sending our condolences to the family. We will be praying for the family as you go through the next few weeks!

    Karen & Rico Kimbro

  13. Melissa Stevens

    Jesus says it best, “Come all who labor and are heavy burden, for I will give you rest.” GOD is your Comforter and HE will not leave you comfortless.

    Stay Blessed and Remain Encouraged!

    GOD saw him getting tired
    and a cure was not to be.
    So HE wrapped HIS arms around him
    and whispered, “Come with Me.”
    With tearful eyes you watched him
    and saw him pass away;
    although you loved him dearly,
    you could not make him stay.
    A golden heart stopped beating,
    hardworking hands at rest.
    GOD broke your heart to prove to you
    HE only takes the best.

  14. Robert Eskridge Jr

    I pray that the Lord give you the strength that you need at a time like this. He was a very nice person. AMVETS member Post 2000

  15. Jerry J.J. Jefferson

    Going to miss you dearly my brother we went through High School together and worked together for 40 years at the phone company a true friend man we had some good times my condolences to the family

  16. I would like to offer my deepest sympathy and condolences to the Britford family in the loss of your love one. So sorry to hear this, you are in my prayers.

  17. Our deepest sympathies are with the Britford family. Prayers and love are with you all.
    Greg and Deidra Ray

  18. Praying that you find comfort in knowing that he’s now at peace. Deepest sympathy

  19. PRAYING for peace and comfort for the family and friends of Dwight. He was a good friend that I will dearly miss and think of ofton until we are united in the house of our lord.

  20. Robert W Steele

    Dwight was a great friend, we grew up in the same neighborhood and went to the same high-school. We also were both avid fans of the Browns. While I didn’t see him much as we got older and went different ways we still were good friends. May God continue to bless him as he is making his transition on high. May God also continue to bless his family and love ones he leaves here on earth.

  21. To The Entire Family You Have My Deepest Sympathy Frances Neal

  22. Theodore Hopkins

    The Hopkins family would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Britford family. Dwight was simply the best. The best colleague. The best friend. My brother. I’m going to miss you, my friend.

    Rest in peace.
    Theodore “Hop” & Pam Hopkins

  23. Clarence harris

    My condolence go out to my long time friend, and his family. RIP my friend I will never forget are great times we shared at the Christopher inn.

  24. So sad to hear of Dwight’s passing.He was a great man to work with and be around.He always had that smile on his face and a little chuckle when he spoke. Gonna miss this man!!! RIP Dwight…..

  25. To the Family,
    You have my deep sympathy in the loss of Dwight. We worked together many years ago. May God sustain you and give you His Comfort during this time and in the the days and month ahead. Praying for the family with love.

  26. Sending prayers of Love, Strength, Comfort and Peace to The Dwight Britford Family

  27. My condolences for the passing of your husband.

  28. Though i didn’t know Dwight And his family very well, i was always very comforted by their calm presence while being their neighbor these past 6 years.

    My heart is sad for His Wife, Children, Family and Friends who are missing him and grieving. He touched my heart with his kind waves of “hi” whenever i was going to check the mail or was outside; i will miss his friendly smile and his quiet humor.

    Thank you Dwight for all the unspoken acts of kindness you shared with me and others.

    Thank you Darlene and your family for sharing your Dad and this special memorial with all of us. You’re a beautiful family and such bright lights of God’s Love.


  29. Deepest Condolences to the family. Dwight was one of the coolest guys I’ve ever met. Many years of OBT softball leagues and tournaments with him showed his humbleness and elation with being with his friends. He had a kind heart and would do anything to help. You will be missed my friend!

  30. Thomas Hilliard

    Will always remember Dwight for his big heart, generosity and down to earth friendship!
    Deepest condolences to the family. He was a good man, and will be kept in the memories of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

  31. My condolences and prayers to the family, so sorry to hear of him passing.
    Always a respectful guy I knew him thru his cousins from Kent St where he came in the neighborhood as one of us.
    Rest well brother Dwight Rest in Peace

  32. Patricia A Johnson

    I offer my deepest to the Britford family they are my childhood friends, please forgive me for taking so long, keep the faith, he will truly be by all, by all Patty Johnson.

  33. Patricia A Johnson

    I offer my deepest condolences to all of my childhood friends.Please for give for taking so long Dwight will truly be missed. May God continue to bless you all.I love you all Patty Johnson

  34. Diana Johnson and Renie Nelson

    Our sincere sympathy goes out to the Family of Dwight. So very sorry for the delayed condolences, but we just found out recently of his passing. He was a familiar face and part of the Retro Group on Saturday’s and we have truly missed seeing him at his reserved table. Peace and Blessings to the Family.

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