Jack D. Briggs
Jack D. Briggs, 81, of Bryan passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 21st, with a service to start at 6:30 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. A funeral service is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22nd at Bethel United Methodist Church in Logansport, LA. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery.
Mr. Briggs was born April 24, 1932 in Michigan, the son of Rena Ellen (Raymond) Briggs and William Walter Briggs. Jack served in the Air Force as a military policeman and was stationed in Texas, Germany and Spain. After leaving the Air Force, he became a letter carrier and remained with the United States Postal Service until his retirement.
Mr. Briggs was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Bryan. Prior to moving back to Bryan in 2012, he was a longtime member of Bethel United Methodist Church where he was very active in various church actives and was a volunteer at local nursing homes. He was a very charitable man and would help anyone in need. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Briggs and a sister, Joyce Spilo.
Survivors include his wife Yoon Sun Briggs; children, Bill Briggs & his wife Shannon of Lago Vista, TX, Jerry Briggs & his wife Herlinda of Bryan, Mary Praytor & her husband David of College Station; stepchildren, James Dean Curry, Glen Allen Curry, Karen Teal, Sharon Caldwell, and Neil Beckmann; a sister, Joann Nipple; grandchildren, Ashley Briggs, Leslie Darling, Melissa Briggs, Denise Bollig, Monica Briggs, Lindsey Field, Logan Praytor and Jessica Praytor; and 11 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Shawn Darling, Eric Chase, Gary Armstrong, Layton Field, Cody Caldwell, Logan Praytor, Tuffy Blankenship and Jimmy Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Fazzino, Bobby Belknap and Chris Bollig.
Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.memorialfuneralchapelbryan.com
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
708 Main Street Logansport, LA 71049
Published in Shreveport Times on Mar. 21, 2014