Jack Briggs Obituary, Denton, NC,(1939-2024), Jack Briggs Has Died -Death Notice

Death : Jack Briggs Obituary – Jack Daniel Briggs, a funeral director who has been serving the communities of Davidson, Montgomery, Randolph, and Richmond counties for nearly 65 years, passed away on Monday, March 25 at the age of 84 following a protracted illness. His parents, Sidney O. Briggs and Ola Beanblossom Briggs, welcomed him into the world on May 11, 1939 through Reidsville. After his father passed away in 1942, Briggs and his mother relocated back to the family house on Floyd Church Road in Lexington. This was the family’s original residence.

The year was 1957, and he was a member of the final graduating class from Southmont High School. In the summer of 1959, Briggs started working for the late C. C. Hoover, who owned and ran a funeral home and furniture store in Denton, North Carolina. Briggs worked for Hoover until his death. In 1959, he received his graduate degree from Mars Hill College, and in 1961, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from High Point College. 1965 was the year that he received his license from the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

He was the proprietor of one of the most prominent family-owned funeral homes in the state of North Carolina, which included the Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and Candor, the Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington and Winston-Salem, the Piedmont Funeral Home in Lexington, the Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham and Ellerbee, the Davidson Crematory, and Mountain View Memorial Gardens. His wife of 53 years, Joan Caroll Briggs, his son Daniel L. Briggs and his wife Laurie of Lexington, his daughter Jodie Carroll Briggs of Brooklyn, New York, and his grandchildren Sidney Leier Briggs, Lyndon Carroll Briggs, Hadley Worth Briggs, and Jack Daniel Briggs, II are among those who are able to carry on his legacy.

On Friday, March 29, at three o’clock in the afternoon, the Reverend Amy Hutchinson and Dr. Ray Howell III will preside over a funeral ceremony that will be place at Central United Methodist Church. Mountain View Memorial Gardens will be home to the interment of the deceased. At the Briggs Funeral Home in Denton, the family will be present to greet friends from five to eight o’clock on Thursday.

On Friday, prior to the funeral service, Mr. Briggs will lay in state at the Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington from ten in the morning until twelve in the afternoon. Donations in place of flowers can be sent to the Central United Methodist Church, which can be found at PO Box 126 in Denton, North Carolina 27239, or to the Jack and Joan Briggs Scholarship Fund, which can be sent to the Davidson County Education Foundation at PO Box 444 in Lexington, North Carolina 27293.

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