Obituary of George Edwin Briggs Sr.
George Edwin Briggs, Sr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away at his home in Fruitland, Idaho in the early morning hours on November 8, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was 80 years old. George was born in Gooding, Idaho on September 21, 1942, the third child of four children born to Ted and Loretta Briggs. The family moved to Oshkosh, Nebraska in 1950. George's first job was at the A & J Station in Oshkosh. He married his high school sweetheart Janet Payton March 22, 1960. The couple welcomed their son George Jr. November 5, 1960. The family of three moved to New Meadows, Idaho in 1963 where George and his older brother Bill owned and operated Shell service stations in New Meadows and McCall. Daughter Cynthia Lynne joined the family in May of 1964. In 1970 George moved his family to LaGrande, Oregon where he was the general manager for Blue Mountain Motors. George also drove the dealership's race car and really enjoyed that. He won a lot of trophies as well. Second daughter Christina Kay arrived in June of 1973. The family moved to Fruitland, Idaho in 1975 and George continued his career in the car business. After 35 plus years in that industry he was able to retire in 2007. If you were out in public with him, former customers, most of them repeat customers, would come up for a chat and a remembrance session, even years after he retired. George (Pa as he became known to many) enjoyed camping with his family, hunting, fishing and he could make or build just about anything out of wood. He was blessed with a green thumb and always had a bountiful garden and beautiful flowers. Family and friends would come from miles away to get some of Pa's tomatoes and cantaloupe. After he retired, he took over the cooking duties and enjoyed watching cooking shows or getting new recipes from the internet and trying them out. He was a very good cook. He had a lot of good friends and even close to the end he still enjoyed a good round of poker with them. George was preceded in death by his parents, his big brothers Bill and Allen and his little sister Mary. "Pa" will be extremely missed by all, but especially his wife of 62 years Janet, a son George Jr. (Ellen) Briggs, daughters Cindy (Barry) Butterfield, and Krystie (Jeff) Peck, grandchildren Justin (Tracy) Butterfield, Eric (Jada) Butterfield, Briana (Chad) Spelatz, T.J. (Jandi) Briggs, Tyler (Alyson) Mosso, Shanee Peck and Abby Peck, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services for George will be November 28th at 2:00 o'clock at the Highway Worship Center, 100 S Whitley Drive, Fruitland, Idaho. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation in memory of George Briggs, Sr. (ifwf.org/our-foundation/donate). Service Details. Service When: Monday, November 28th, 2022 2:00pm Location: Highway Worship Center Address: 100 Whitley Dr. Fruitland, Idaho 83619 Interment Location: Park View Cemetery Address: Address: Not Available � Text Directions Send directions to the event directly to your phone Phone Number: Send � Email Directions Get directions to the event directly to your inbox Email Address: : Send Email Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event Ongoing Online Event About this event In Loving Memory Of George Briggs September 21, 1942 - November 8, 2022 Look inside to read what others have shared Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book. View Tribute BookTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of George Briggs Sr., please visit Tribute Store
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