Mr. Jerry Lynn Briggs, age 53, Limestone, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Johnson City.
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.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Matt and Jennifer Richards
|Prayers for the family and
friends. He will be greatly
||JCMC Emergency Department
|Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Jerry.|
|Briggs u have been in our family for as
long as I can remember. I know you had
some rough times and you had some ups and
downs along this road of life but you
still held your own along the way. Through
out the years I can't remember a time that
if I needed help and ask that you were not
there to do whatever it was that needed
done. Lord I can remember there were years
that if anybody wanted to know where
Briggs was just go to the old fence. Then
time passed we all went our separate ways
but we still considered and thought of
each other as family.God knows my momma
loved YOU like her own and my brother
David Ricker ( bubba ) has always and will
always consider you his brother. R.I.P
Briggs gonna miss seeing you walking those
Gone but not forgotten|
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