George “Danny” Briggs, 74, of Knob Noster, died late Saturday night, Feb. 9, 2013, at Rest Haven Nursing Home.
He was born July 26, 1938, in rural Benton County, near Warsaw, the son of Arthur Roy Briggs and Gracie Pearl (Cole) Briggs. On July 21, 1956, in Clinton, he married Ila Fern Wilson who survives of the home.
Briggs worked for the United States Postal Service, at several Post Offices in the Kansas City area, for 36 years before his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially going to Colorado to trout fish. He was a former member of the Hickory Hills Baptist Church, Warrensburg, and was a current member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Roseland, where he had served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.
In addition to his wife, Briggs is survived by a son, Daniel Bruce Briggs, Green Ridge; two daughters, Peggy Sue Linn, Holden; Ruby Danette Pruitt, Peculiar; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Briggs, Windsor; Dick Briggs, Creighton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bob Briggs; a nephew, Robert Briggs and a sister-in-law, Sharon Briggs.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m., at the Hadley Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Aery officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Roseland, Mo. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church or Cross Roads Hospice and these may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.