Ted grew up in Roachdale, Indiana; the oldest of five children. He attended as a youth church camp at Hanging Rock Christian Assembly and attended Parkersburg Christian Church, where he was baptized. Graduated from Roachdale High School and was involved in band, sports, and 4-H. Graduated Purdue University with B.S. in science and later earned a master’s degree in economics. He was a part of the Purdue Marching Band, Farmhouse Fraternity, and the International Farm Youth (IFY) exchange program. As a part of that program, he lived in Jamaica and was an international officer, and traveled to Europe.
He was President of a family agri-business and grain farm and later a stock broker with Merrill Lynch as a commodity specialist on the board of trade in Chicago. He opened his own commodity brokerage business. After he retired he split his time between Sarasota, Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana. He liked to discuss politics and the commodities markets, his hobbies included sailing and skiing.
He is survived by his brother, Edward(Carol)Britton, and his sister, Sara(Jon)Hubacher and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Louise Britton; a brother, David, and sister Lillie.
Funeral Services are Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Roachdale Christian Church with a 9 am visitation and funeral service 10 am, burial will follow at the Roachdale Cemetery. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home directs the services.