James Wilson Briggs
January 19, 1936 - January 30, 2019
Born in Caswell County, NC
Resided in Leasburg, NC
Saturday February 02, 2019, After Service
Leasburg United Methodist Church
7550 US HWY 158E
Leasburg, NC 27291
Saturday February 02, 2019, 1:30PM
Leasburg Community Cemetery
7750 US Hwy 158 East
Leasburg, NC 27291
James Wilson Briggs, 83, of 23 Woody Rd., Leasburg, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Born in Caswell County, Mr. Briggs was the son of the late James Morris and Mabene Brann Briggs. Mr. Briggs retired from the NC Department of Corrections after 30 years of service. Mr. Briggs also farmed his family's property throughout his life, while being a passionate Atlanta Braves fan. He was a family man and loved all the many adventures they shared.
Mr. Briggs is survived by his wife of 64 years, Louise Crews Briggs; two daughters, Cynthia B. Perkins and husband Frank, of Durham and Wendy Briggs (Cynthia), of Efland; one sister, Joye B. Struchen, of Leasburg; three grandchildren, Jessica Pittillo, James Franklin Perkins (Jill) and Julie Perkins; five great-grandchildren, Annie Pittillo, DJ Pittillo, Jamee Perkins, Julianna Perkins, Josephine Mae Perkins. Mr. Briggs is also survived by many nieces and nephews who were a big part of his world.
Graveside services will be held 1:30PM Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Leasburg Community Cemetery by the Rev. Ray Pearce. The family will receive friends following the service at the Leasburg United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and at other times at the home.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Struchen, Grant Batts, Kirby McSherry, Brent McSherry, Wayne Johnson, and Rodney Brann. Honorary pallbearers will be Shon Brandon and Lawrence Carter
Memorials may be made to the NC Autism Society, 5121 Kingdom Way, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC, 27607 or Ralph Scott Lifeservices, 408 W. Trade St., Burlington, NC, 27217.