Richard E. Briggs

Briggs Richard E. "Dick" Briggs, 83, of Powell, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, on August 7, 2013 at Kobacker House. Dick was born March 13, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio to Earle and Margarite Briggs and grew up in Grandview. He graduated from The Ohio State University. He married Janice Roush on April 29, 1956. She passed away in March 2013. Dick was also predeceased by his beloved granddaughter Jessica Briggs. He is survived by four children and their spouses, Cristy (Glenn) Campbell of Beverly Hills, Florida, Rick (Sandi) of Powell, Bob (Jamie) of Columbus, and Bonnie (Jack) Krider of Dublin. He is survived by 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Dick taught at North High School and retired from Columbus Public Schools in 1989. He also served as Pool Manager for Ridgewood Swim Club for 16 years. More recently he sang in the choir at Grace Brethren Church of Powell. Dick was a wonderful family man and a well respected teacher. Family will receive friends on Friday, August 23rd from 5-7 p.m. at Grace Brethren Church of Powell. There will be a small service officiated by Pastor Jeff Martin at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ohio Health Home Reach Hospice of Delaware or Kobacker House.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 21, 2013