LeRoy C. Briggs, age 88, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020 in the Quail Run Nursing facility in Cameron, Mo.
LeRoy was married to Shirley Tollenaar Briggs for 67 years and they had two daughters, Karen and Suzie.
LeRoy was in the National Guard for 33 years and was employed by The Missouri State Highway Department for 27 years. He loved to hunt and fish. He said his claim to fame was he and his wife, Shirley, had traveled to Canada, Mexico, Europe and all 50 states, 48 of which were on a motorcycle leaving from Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Surviving him is his wife, Shirley of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and LaVerne Seifert of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Suzie and Ray Castor of Independence, Mo.; granddaughter, Melissa, (Nicolas) Linard, of Liberty, Mo.; great grandchild, Sylvia Linard; grandson, Shawn Seifert and Sallie West of Kearney, Mo.; and nephews, Mike Sparks and Rick Sparks, both of Kirksville, Mo.
LeRoy will be in-state from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Our Sincere Condolences
Sometimes Family isn’t a blood kin relationship. You always seemed like the close Uncle I could relate to. Good bye for now amigo, we’ll meet again someday. Munchos.
Words cannot express the hurt I feel. LeRoy and Shirley were so loving and kind to me. LeRoy always had one (or several) stories to share. When I moved away in 1973, I continued to visit the Briggs family. As Garry put it: sometimes family isn’t related. I considered LeRoy and Shirley to be a part of my family and my life. So long LeRoy. We will meet again, and I will be ready for some stories!!
Love Ya, Karen (Helge) Dewey
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of LeRoy, my dad was in the National Guard with him and I remember LeRoy teasing and kidding with me every time I would go with dad to the base. My thoughts and prayers are with the family…
Sherry Cheek O’Dell