Orvil Glyn Briggs
Funeral service for Orvil Glyn Briggs, 88, of Point, will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. A full Masonic service will be conducted for the funeral. Burial will follow in Lone Star Cemetery, in Point, with the American Legion conducting the service there. Visitation will be Monday evening, 5:30-7:30 pm at the funeral home.
Mr. Briggs was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Point, to Thurman J. and Leona Pearl Spencer Briggs. He later married Clodell Cason, in Alba, on Jan. 18, 1947. Mr. Briggs proudly served his country during WWII, aboard the USS Kaskaskia in the Pacific. He was very proud of his years in the Navy. Other accomplishments for Mr. Briggs include serving on the Point Water Board, serving as a trustee for Rains School, the Point City Council, Board of Directors for the Point Housing Authority, Point Cemetery Association committee, belonged to the Point United Methodist Church, singing in their choir, and, serving on the Official Board of Directors of the church, and, he taught the couples class in Sunday School. Mr. Briggs served as Worshipful Master in the Shiloh Lodge # 307 of Lone Oak. Also, served as past Worthy Patron of Chapter 853 of Eastern Star of Lone Oak. He worked on many different committees and with many boards to cause change and growth to the City of Point.
Serving as pallbearers for Mr. Briggs will be: Mark Henson, Marvin Henson, Dustin Briggs, Jerry Carlisle, Ben Rabe, Gary Thomas, and Tim Clem. Survivors include: Wife: Clodell Briggs of Point. Son: Glyn Micheal Briggs (Vicki) of Burmingham, AL,2 Brothers: Buddy Briggs of Branson, MO, and Robert Briggs (Pat) of Dallas,3 Sisters: Maxine Sherwood of Wylie, Margie Shinpaugh (Ray) of Celina, and Peggy Clem of Miller Grove,Grandchildren: Damon Michael Briggs, (Amber), Darrell Sherman Briggs (Jaime), and Colleen Michelle Ramero,1 Great-Granddaughter: Adelyn Elizabeth Briggs,His faithful companion Queenie,Numerous other loving family and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, Ervin, Earl, Raymond, Rayford, and James Harold, and 1 sister, Bobbie Jean Dodson In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lone Star Cemetery Association, P.O.Box 141, Point, TX 75472.