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Aug. 15, 1958 – May 11, 2019
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Passed away Saturday evening, May 11, 2019 at home with family by his side after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.
Born in San Diego on August 15, 1958 to Thoral and Rosemay Kenner. They moved to Modesto when he was 3. Britt played little league baseball for Bel Passi and also was a Cub Scout. He was in the first graduating class (freshman to senior) from Fred C. Beyer High School - Class of ‘76 where he lettered in wrestling all four years. He founded “Kenner Korner”, where all his friends and classmates would come to visit and hang out every day while at school. He was wild and crazy back then having no fear … ever.
He owned and operated Oakdale Party Rental for 20 years. He was also a small engine mechanic and did tractor work as well. He had a way with his hands and could take simple items and make something really special. He loved Corvette’s (having owned several), motorcycles, fishing, knitting and watching Spongebob. He had a vast Hot Wheels car collection. Many summers were spent on the lake camping, water skiing and racing his boat.
Britt & Karen (Boggs) met in 1978 and married in 1996. They had one son, Reece Kenner born in ‘99. Britt was such a funny guy ... always making you laugh with his jokes and funny stories.
He was the life of the party. He had the gift of serenading anybody that was close by and willing to listen. A great family man and a true blue friend. He is survived by his wife Karen and son Reece. Sisters, Kim (Terry) Chambers of Modesto and Patrice (Tim) Pitassi of Oakdale. Nieces and nephews, Heather and Joshua Kain and Sadie Chambers. J.P. (Shawna), Jenessa and Jarod (Corissa) Pitassi. Great nieces and nephews, Brandon Castaneda, Jenessa and Hayden Pitassi and Timmy and Baby boy Pitassi. He had the biggest heart, was always there to help a friend in any way he could. Britt never met a stranger. Britt leaves behind loving family, many friends and loyal customers. He will be deeply missed forever.
A celebration of life is planned for Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 1 p.m., Pecan Grove, Knights Ferry, CA.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

June 5, 2019