William Clinton Briggs

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William Clinton Briggs

He was born in Woodbury, NJ and resided in Logan Township all his life. William married Barbara Clark in 1953 and settled in Logan Township.
A member of Zion United Methodist Church of Clarksboro, member of the PPR committee, member of trustees of the church, member of the Jerseyite Hunting Club, Committee member of the Boy Scout Troop #7 of Bridgeport, member of the Anthony J. Calista VFW Post of Gibbstown, NJ, member of the Old Forge Snowmobile Club in NY, member of the South Jersey Small Engine Club, member of the Waterloo Boys of PA.
He was a proud veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Navy for 4 years aboard the USS Tarawa aircraft carrier stationed in the Mediterranean theater.
Mr. Briggs was employed at Clement Cement Company of Pennsgrove, worked for the Swedesboro Seed Company, was a driver for Walter Heilman Trucking Company of Bridgeport and a driver the Chemical Lehman Company of Bridgeport for 25 years, retiring in 1991.
Bill was an avid camper and snowmobiler for many years, traveling most of the states and Alaska. He has been snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park, WY, Canada, Pennsylvania and New York in the Adirondack Mountains.

He was the husband of the late, Barbara and father of Brian (Jody) Briggs, Nancy (Doug) Dorner and the late Robert; grandfather of 5 and great grandfather of 4.

Come celebrate 89 great years Saturday 2-3 p.m. at Zion Community Church Clarksboro where there will be a service at 3 p.m. Donations to Zion Community Church, 242 Kings Highway, Clarksboro 08020 will be appreciated.

5 thoughts on “William Clinton Briggs

  1. BECKY MCCLUSKEY

    I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I remember him and Barbara visiting my parents. During the time my dad started with dementia Bill and Barbara were a ray of sunshine and laughter. They’d sit out on my parents back porch for hours, simply having a good time. We can hope we all can fill our DASH in life with the kind, giving, caring spirit they offered to many.

  2. Gary Blacksten

    I’m sorry to hear of Bills passing. I worked with Bill for a number of years at Chemical Leaman. I was in dispatch and dealing with Bill was always easy. He was always so even tempered and just a good guy to talk to and have a laugh with. Good memories of a fine man. My sympathies to you family.

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