James Briggs

James Richard Briggs Sr.

Sunday, September 23rd, 1934 - Thursday, February 11th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of James Briggs, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of James Briggs

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

James's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

James's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.

Obituary

James Richard Briggs, Sr. died February 11, 2021 at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, NY. He was born September 23, 1934 in Dunkirk, NY, son of the late Arthur W. and Margaret (Deutsch) Briggs.

In addition to his parents some of Jim’s siblings are deceased: Robert Raeymacker Briggs (Luella) of Dunkirk, NY, William Raeymacker (Mary Ann) Briggs of Largo, FL, Sgt. Gerald B. Raeymacker, Charles (Arlene) Briggs of Dunkirk, NY, Katherine Briggs (George) Gowen of Wesleyville, PA, and John “Jake” (Vera) Briggs.
Jim is survived by his brothers: Donald Briggs (Carolyn) of Fredonia NY; his sisters: Kareen Briggs (William) Simmons of Sebring, FL, Martha Briggs (Roman) Kloecker of Erie, PA. and Mary Ellen (Fields) Briggs of Dunkirk, NY.

Additionally, Jim is survived by his children: Sandee (Don) Hulihan, Caroline (Frederic) Henney, Jr., James Richard (Kimberely) Briggs, Jr., Paul Briggs, Thomas (Michelle) Briggs, Michael Briggs, Steven (Karen) Briggs, Laurel Briggs Stockton; grandchildren: Alison (John) Schroeder, Colleen (Richard) Mounts, Sara Crocoll (Sean) Smith, Nicholas Crocoll, James Richard (Jenny Berggren) Briggs III, Matthew (Brenda) Briggs, Kelsey Briggs, Grace Winters, Thomas (Molly Case) Briggs II, Joshua (Erica) Briggs, Preston (Margaret (Meg)) Briggs, Courtney Briggs, Craig Briggs, Dennis Briggs, and Janeyre Stockton, as well as 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, great (and great-great) nieces and nephews.

Jim was a member of the Dunkirk Jaycees and assisted with the Miss Dunkirk/Fredonia pageants. He was instrumental in establishing and facilitating the Dunkirk Recreation Commission Ski Club and the Dunkirk Antique Auto Show and Flea Market. He was a member of Dunkirk Hose Company No. 1 Drum and Bugle Corps and was a Veteran, having served in the Army National Guard. Jim worked in construction and roofing for many years, and these efforts are still evident around the area. He worked on the building of the Purina Plant and the water filtration plant as a millwright. Among his many jobs, he also worked at True Temper, TeePee Trailer Sales, Niagara Therapy, Bill Brazil Cadillac Oldsmobile, Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation, Open View Windows, Briggs Home Improvement, and founded Deer Brooke Trailer Sales. He was a true-blue, blue collar man with a keen eye toward experiencing the world. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fredonia, NY and served the congregation in many ways over the years. He is lovingly remembered by his children through wonderful trips to Florida, gloppy donuts, 3 Musketeers bars, his boat, the Okie Dokie, and his love of the outdoors, camping and travel.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the discretion of the family at a later date, and family and friends will be notified. A note of genuine gratitude from Jim’s family is extended to the staff of the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their care, support, patience, and friendship over many years. Memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, PO Box 565, Dunkirk NY 14048 or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple St., Fredonia, NY 14063. On-line condolences can be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, Fredonia, NY.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of James Richard Briggs Sr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for James

Service Details

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the discretion of the family at a later date, and family and friends will be notified. Memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, PO Box 565, Dunkirk NY 14048 or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple St., Fredonia, NY 14063. On-line condolences can be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of James here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of James
5 trees have been planted in memory of James Richard Briggs Sr.
FH

Frederic and Caroline Henney

Posted at 06:48pm
With loving memories of "James Briggs",

3 trees were planted in the memory of James Briggs

Plant a tree
FA

Friends at APLU

Posted at 04:24pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of James Briggs — Plant a Tree Now
HS

Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 08:39pm
Jim, we are sorry that you lost your dad. Prayers go out for peace to you and your family. Love, Charlie & Cindy
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of James Briggs — Plant a Tree Now
CH

Caroline Henney

Posted at 09:39am
Dad.....
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Watch the Photographic Memories Slideshow with photos selected by the family. James Richard Briggs Sr. - Photographic Memories