OBITUARY

James A. Briggs

April 30, 1948June 25, 2018

James A. Briggs, 70, of Houston, TX, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018. He was born on April 30, 1948, in Terre Haute to Millard and Kathlyn Briggs. He married Susan Wheat on August 17, 1974.

Jim was a 1966 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School. He served in the United States Army. Jim worked for over ten years as an Autocad Draftsman for Stran Building. He then went to work as an independent contractor for over 25 years. Jim was very skilled at drafting and he truly enjoyed his career. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching Nascar and was an avid reader. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing, and watching football.

Jim is survived by his wife of nearly 34 years, Sue Briggs of Houston; children, Angela "Angie" Briggs, Kimberly "Kim" Briggs, and Jeffery "Jeff" Briggs; grandchildren, Jason Briggs, Allison Briggs, Joseph Briggs, and Alix Yang (Ben); great-grandson, Elijah Briggs; and a sister, Sherry Grunhaus.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a younger brother.

Visitation will be held from 11 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home with Pastor John Russell officiating. Jim will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Funeral Ceremony Saturday, June 30, 2018
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Scott Baumgart

June 27, 2018

I only have good things to say , about the man that I called my father in law for the better part of 10 years... I met the man well before I married his daughter,& he was very welcoming ... he invited me into his home,& into his family... I will surely miss him,but I wish to place a positive note on my knowing him... one year we traveled down to Texas for a visit,& it happened to fall around my birthday , that wonderful man introduced me to the Texas Land& Cattle Co. steakhouse... I have been ruined to all other steak since... I will miss you and your spirit ,Jim!!i raise a toast to you and your life!!!

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Biography

James A. Briggs, 70, of Houston, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018. He was born on April 30, 1948, in Terre Haute, to Millard and Kathlyn Briggs. He married Susan Wheat on Aug. 17, 1974.
Jim was a 1966 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School. He served in the United States Army. Jim worked for over 10 years as an auto cad draftsman for Stran Building. He then went to work as an independent contractor for over 25 years. Jim was very skilled at drafting and he truly enjoyed his career. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching Nascar and was an avid reader. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing, and watching football.
Jim is survived by his wife of nearly 34 years, Sue Briggs of Houston; children, Angela "Angie" Briggs, Kimberly "Kim" Briggs, and Jeffery "Jeff" Briggs; grandchildren, Jason Briggs, Allison Briggs, Joseph Briggs, and Alix Yang (Ben); great-grandson, Elijah Briggs; and a sister, Sherry Grunhaus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a younger brother.
Visitation will be from 11 until 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home with Pastor John Russell officiating. Jim will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:
www.roselawnfuneralhome.net