In Memory of Clifford Briggs (1922 – 2019) who was an inaugural 2007 Indiana Oil and Gas Association Hall of Fall Honoree along with Hugh S. Barger, Henry R. Gwaltney, James E. Kendall, Lester D. Moore, and C.A. Robison. Below please find Clifford’s obituary. Indiana Oil and Gas Association Board of Directors extend our deepest sympathies to the Briggs Family.
Clifford Carroll Briggs, 96, of Newburgh and formerly of Mt. Vernon, IN passed away March 19, 2019, at Primrose Memory Care. He was born September 24, 1922, in Browns, IL to the late Otis and Ethel (Fieber) Briggs.
Clifford was a graduate of Albion High School. He had been a medic in the U.S. Army. Clifford was an independent oil producer and was the owner of farming operations. He had been on the Board of Directors for Peoples Bank and Trust for many years. Clifford was a member of the Western Hills Country Club, Elks, and the American Legion. In 2007, he received Inaugural Recognition in the Indiana Oil and Gas Association Hall of Fame. Clifford enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorcas Vance, and Geneva Shepherd; and brother, Kenneth Briggs.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Kathleen (Wood) Briggs; daughter, Nancy (Ken) Johnson; son, David (Phyliss) Briggs; grandchildren, Scott (Julie) Zenthofer, Jeffrey (Jolene) Zenthofer, Ericson (Kara) Briggs and Jenna (Kevin) Schuchard; great-grandchildren, Cole and Kaitlyn Zenthofer, Lincoln and Everly Briggs and Lane Schuchard; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 22, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 601 Main St., Mt. Vernon, IN, with Rev. David Stevens officiating and burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until 11:00 am service time on Friday at the church.
Thank you to Primrose Memory Care and Southern Care Hospice for their comforting care.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com