Edward "Ed" Briscoe

January 18, 1940March 30, 2012

Edward “Ed” Briscoe, 72 of Amarillo passed away Friday, March 30, 2012. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Rev. Alan Burkhalter of Chaparral Hills Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Stinnett Cemetery in Stinnett by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 I-40 East. Ed was born January 18, 1940 in Prichett, Colorado to Herbert and Edith Briscoe. He joined the United States Marine Corp at the age of 17. He served two tours in Vietnam and retired after 21 years with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. After his service to his country, Ed settled in Amarillo and went to work for Bell Helicopter. While at Bell, Ed met Vera White and a couple of years later, the two were married. Ed and Vera spent over 28 wonderful and memory filled years together. After leaving Bell Helicopter, he went to work for Potter County Sheriff’s Department where he gave over 17 years of service, retiring in 2000 as a Deputy Sheriff with the rank of Sergeant. Ed was a very proud American, and went to his Military Reunions every two years. He and Vera both would go to the reunions together, which took them to many different cities across the U.S. Ed was very much looking forward to this year’s reunion in July down in Florida. Ed also loved to travel with Vera in their motor home. They would visit Colorado and also Florida, where they could spend time with their children. Most of all, Ed was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He loved spending time with his family, especially each and every one of his grandbabies. They all loved their “PaPa”. Ed will truly be missed by all who knew him and loved him. Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Ted Briscoe and Lewis Briscoe; sister, Treva Jones and also by 2 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Ed is survived by his wife of 28 years, Vera Briscoe of the home; sons, Scott Briscoe of Tampa, Florida and Jackie Hooper of Cleburne; daughters, Stephanie Briscoe of Largo, Florida, Sandy Slentz of Marble Falls and Donna Hudnall of Jacksonville, Florida; sisters, Alice Nivens and Freda McMurry both of Amarillo and Ruth Ray of Williston, North Dakota; sister-in-law, Wanda Briscoe; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; also by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. The family suggest memorials be sent to BSA Hospice. Send online condolences to:


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July 29, 2012

Mr Brisco was such a good guy, when I was in trouble he'd come get me out of that damn jail and let me go to work for him. Thank God for Mr Brisco.

Don Waunch

May 11, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I remember him well from our training days in Santa Ana, when I was checking out in H34's, then in Danang (1964-65) with HMM-163 Ridge Runners. I think I last saw Ed at a reunion in San Diego, or Reno; my memory is lacking. All our days are numbered, but we'll all join together once again for the big reunion in the sky. My deepest sympathy.

May 10, 2012

My thoughts are with your family. We served in VN together in 1965. I was a young and foolish pilot, with a stable crew chief in Ed, and we got through it all.
Flying WEST is not that bad they say, so have a good trip Ed.
George (Tuna) Atteberry

April 13, 2012

Ed and I were very good friends. We served together in HMM-163. He will be missed.

Kenny & Marion Pratt

Jim & Sheila Logan

April 6, 2012

Ed was a friend and a brother. We have lossed another warrior. May God Bless
the family.

Jim Logan

Charlie Block

April 2, 2012

Ed, I know you are in a better place. I still remember your smiling face from HMM 163 in Vietnam. You are one Hell of a Marine.

April 1, 2012

Vera and families,
We are praying for you all during these difficult days. We always enjoyed visiting with Ed...a really neat guy. Our love and prayers. Dick and Ann Morris

April 1, 2012

Please accept our sympathy for your loss. I remember Ed from our Hmm 163 years. He was a good Marine & a fine crew chief. We will all be together again soon. Peter Granata {Wellington Fla.]

Charles Hedrick

April 1, 2012

Worked with Ed at Potter county, and it was a pleasure, had lots of fun with him. My sympathy goes out to the family, he will be missed...
Charles Hedrick.retired from Potter County Sheriff's dept in 1996

Jack Limp

April 1, 2012