Mr. Briggs was born in Unicoi County and son of the late Dorsey & Leila M. Casey Briggs. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Julia Graham and a brother-in-law, Robert Matherly.
He grew up in the Embreeville Cove Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Briggs loved farming. He was a great cook and carpenter, he enjoyed fishing, camping, walking and watching old television shows like Gunsmoke and Andy Griffith. He was a fan of Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR but most of all he loved the children of our family and friends.
Survivors include three sisters, Lorrine Briggs, Limestone, Tammy Denton (Danny) Ft. Belvoir, VA and Doris Matherly (Gary White) Limestone; one brother, Tommy Briggs, Jonesborough; brother-in-law, Donald Graham; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Memorial services will be conducted 7:00 pm Friday, September 22, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Otis Banks officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday prior to the service.
Burial services will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Embreeville Cove Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the Briggs family online at www.dillow-taylor.com .
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821