East Tx Cemeteries: About Us
Bobby Britnell, CPO, US Navy, Retired, is a veteran of 22 years active duty, serving in both the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets during the Vietnam War and the Cold War. Following his Naval service, Bob managed paint stores in Ohio & Arizona, and small department stores in Louisiana. Bob and Sandra (Sandy) Britnell, Bob's youngest sister, share a large house in Lufkin, Texas. Sandy is a retired Executive Assistant, and worked in the telecommunications industry in Louisiana for 45+ years. Another sister is deceased, and an older brother (also a retired Navy CPO) lives in another state.
We have been heavily involved since 1991 in genealogical research on our BRITNELL and STRINGER family lines, and since 2003 in cemetery research in San Augustine County, locating our ancestors' burials.
Clarence E. Britnell (1916--1972) married Abbie E. Stringer (1917--1989) June 11, 1938 in San Augustine County, Texas. They had four children -- 2 sons and 2 daughters. Our parents are buried in Big Woods Cemetery near Edgerly, Louisiana, not far from their daughter Lenda and daughter-in-law Sally (Cox) Britnell.