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Joe H. Briggs, Sr., age 66, of Littleton, NC, died peacefully Saturday, October 8, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.   He was born in Rocky Mount, NC, son of the late Henry Marriott Briggs and Maude Lassiter Briggs, the youngest of their 13 children.  Joe was a retired welder.  He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps, and served in Viet Nam. He was a lifetime member of the AmVets.

Joe was an avid sportsman who also loved classic carsand was a former member of the Stray Cats Hot Rod Association.  He loved his family and friends dearly and never met a stranger.

Preceding Joe in death in addition to his parents was a sister, Elizabeth Briggs Bulluck and brothers, Kemp, Lynn, Allen, Rylan, and Carl Briggs.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Donna DeBerry Briggs, of Littleton; daughter, Angela Briggs Coggins and her husband, Stacy, of Roanoke Rapids; son, Joey Briggs and his wife, Shea, of Roanoke Rapids; brothers, John Briggs, and his wife, Betty, of Enfield, Wood Briggs and his wife, Diane, of Nashville, NC, Bob Briggs and his wife, Lillian, of Jackson, NC, Bill Briggs, of Rocky Mount, NC; sisters, Margaret Briggs Hayes and her husband, Don, of Rocky Mount, NC, Ann Briggs Wrenn and her husband, James, of Emporia, VA; grandchildren, Braxton and Ayden Coggins, of Roanoke Rapids, Landen and Delaney Briggs, of Roanoke Rapids.

The family will receive friends at Wrenn, Clarke, & Hagan Funeral Home Tuesday, October 11, 2016, from 7:00 until 8:30.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Victory Baptist Church with Pastor Jeremy Kobernat officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Home Health and Hospice of Halifax, 220 Smith Church Rd, Roanoke Rapids, NC.

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