GASTONIA - Raymond Edward Briggs, 75, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at his residence.
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He was born March 17, 1938, a native of Gaston County.
Raymond enjoyed gold mining, working with wood, fishing and loved his family. Mr. Briggs was preceded in death by his mother, Monnie Briggs Hampton.
A funeral service for Mr. Briggs will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Service – South Chapel, Gastonia.
Interment will follow at Westview Gardens Cemetery, Bessemer City, with releasing of the doves, officiated by Pastor Harold Ashe.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Joann Briggs; sons: Ronnie Briggs and wife, Sue, Gary Briggs and wife, Jo; daughters: Rhonda Conner and husband, Tony, Robin Dujardin and husband, John , Lisa Harris and husband, Scotty, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, 1503 S. York Rd. Gastonia.
Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 12, 2013