Gerald Everett Briggs (Gary) went to be with his Lord on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Gary was born on Jan. 31, 1937 in Durango, Colo., to Clayton E. and Viola L. Briggs. Gary is survived by his son Jet and Cindy Briggs, daughter Connie and Pete Raczek, his sister Beverly Ann Briggs, 9 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents Clayton and Viola Briggs, son Gary Joe Briggs, and wife of 56 years Judith Ann Briggs. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. at Oasis Family Church. 4800 Lomas N.E. Albuquerque. Gary was a Christian man who was a "country boy" at heart. We miss you, Dad!

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2012