OBITUARY

Dennis Wayne Brittingham

April 19, 1957May 21, 2019

Born in Atlanta on April 19, 1957, he spent his entire life working and living in the Atlanta area. Dedicated to scholarship, Dennis graduated Sequoyah High School in Doraville, 1975. He graduated Emory University with a B.A., Political Science, 1978. He worked for Equifax, Dean-Witter, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch over a 39-year career. Dennis passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Dennis is survived by 2 sisters, 2 brothers, 9 nieces and nephews, a much larger extended family, and dozens of lifelong friends. He is predeceased by his mother, father, and one brother. Dennis especially enjoyed mentoring young people about life and career, many of whom considered him family. His generosity and compassion for humanity continues in his passing through organ donation, saving lives desperately in need. Services will be held at H. M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude’s Children Hospital at www.stjude.org/give in his memory.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Reception Friday, May 24, 2019

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Sallie Boyles

June 11, 2019

Brilliant, generous, humble and kind only begin to describe Dennis. Positive and pragmatic at the same time, he focused on the good and had a reassuring quality that stemmed from the good within him. Having just learned of his passing, my family and I deeply regret that we were unable to attend his memorial service and offer our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Kevin Brantley

June 10, 2019

Dennis was a super dude,we met back in the Roswell Farmers days and hit it off immediately,we all moved out but still stayed in touch,we went skiing and meet for dinner once a month,I will miss him terribly but have great memories and will remember those times.

Sandy Bryant

June 7, 2019

I just found out a few minutes ago about Dennis. This is such a shock and so sad. Dennis became our financial advisor when my dad passed away in 1996. I thoroughly trusted Dennis and was always in awe of his intelligence and commitment to his work. I just talked to him a few weeks ago. I’m so sad. Prayers for his family and friends.

Barry Anderson

May 26, 2019

As is the case with many others, I was shocked to hear the news about Dennis‘s passing. I have known Dennis for nearly 35 years. First as a financial advisor then as a friend and now almost as family. I had the pleasure to travel with him to Morocco in March. He was such a pleasure to travel with. It was like taking along my history teacher or a librarian. He knew so much about everything. He enjoyed reading and studying history, geography and cultures. I will always reminder this trip and the fun times and interesting discussions we had. His memorial service was packed as a testament to how much he always gave of himself to others. Good bye my friend. You will be missed for a long time.

Herb Zimmerman

May 25, 2019

Absolutely shocked! Dennis was always one of my favorite clients to meet with. We spent so much time talking about life and experiences. His smile was always there and he seemed so happy with life. Forever remembered and missed.

Floyd Wilson

May 24, 2019

Dennis has and will always be like the big brother I never had. To myself and to all of our friends. He is our John Tunstall, a caretaker over his boys. He educated us, guided us in important decisions regarding our futures; and welcomed & embraced our spouses and children as we transitioned from teenagers to Men. He is a molder of Men in our specific cases. I enjoyed our trips together, our evenings out for drinks or good food; but most of all I’ll have fond memories of just sitting on his couch listening to him recount spectacular events in World History like I was watching it in a Hollywood movie.
Dennis- I’m in L.A. and couldn’t get back for Friday. I’m crushed. I love you Sir. I’d say you’re a Prince among men, but the crown you deserve is fit for a King.

Floyd Wilson

Paula Booth

May 24, 2019

I always look for the good in people. With Dennis I did not need look hard. His goodness and kindness jumped out and welcomed everyone to be as he was. He was my broker and never once did he fail me or let me down. I will miss him and cherish the memory of every conversation we had about the stock market. He was smart and humble and he wanted his colleagues to succeed. He wanted the best for everyone. A rare and great man.

Cindy Lorusso

May 24, 2019

I have known Dennis for over 50 years. His family lived in our neighborhood and his sister Ginny was my best friend. He was present at many of our family celebrations and always had a kind word to say and an interest in what we had been doing. He had this beautiful smile that made you feel at ease. We will miss you Dennis. Cindy Lorusso

Alan Proctor

May 24, 2019

Dennis started about the same time at Dean Witter with me in 1983. Our cubicles were next to each other and
our friendship started right away. We were in the same offices with each other until 2006. We remained in contact after that through phone conversations and met for lunch many times sharing ideas and also what was happening in our lives. He had a great sense of humor, and I loved to banter back and forth with him. He was an excellent financial advisor and I know helped many clients with thoughtful advice over the years.
He was a person of the highest integrity and someone who was trusted and respected by all who knew him. I feel lucky that I could call him a friend and will miss him greatly.

Ty Underwood

May 23, 2019

Dennis was the most thoughtful human I’ve known. The world lost a great man way to early.

You’re life was just getting started in my mind. You helped and were kind to everyone you came in contact with. I will miss you dearly and like most of your friends, it will take me a long time to come to terms with this loss... We met 17+ years ago and you were always there when myself or anyone needed you. You’ll always be with me buddy! My thoughts are with everyone you left behind. Rest In Peace my unforgettable friend!! We were family and I truly wish I spent more time with you before you departed!