BRIGGS, John Robert

Date of birth: 12 Jul 1919 White River, Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 21 Oct 1995, Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, October 23, 1995

John Robert Briggs
      John Robert "Bob" Briggs, 76, died Saturday 
at his residence in Greenwood.
      He was born July 12, 1919, in White River 
Township.  His parents were Paul Huffman 
Briggs and Thelma Mae (Wright) Briggs.  He 
married Annis Gail Wirey July 30, 1945.  She 
preceded him in death on Jan. 4.  Survivors in-
clude two daughters, Linda S. Samples and 
Brenda L. Briggs, both of Greenwood; and 
one granddaughter.
      He was a 1940 graduate of Center Grove 
High School.  
      He was a lifelong farmer in White River 
Township and had worked as a school bus driver 
for the Center Grove Community School Corp. 
from 1945 to 1985.
      He was a member of Smith Valley United 
Methodist Church, Greenwood Masonic Lodge 
514 and Jubilee Order of Eastern Star 602 and 
a founding member of Valley Riders Saddle Club.
      He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
      The Rev. John Samples will conduct a service 
at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson St. Pierre Greenwood 
Chapel.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today 
at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Mount 
Pleasant Cemetery in White River Township. 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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