Douglas Keith Briggs, age 68 of Wayland, MO, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 23, 2022 , at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
He was born January 14, 1954 at Keokuk, IA, the son of Vincent and June Phillips Briggs.
He graduated from Clark County R-1 High School in Kahoka with the Class of 1971.
Survivors include two sisters, Vickie Nolte of Fort Madison, IA and Laura Childers of Middleton, IN; a brother, Glen (Donna) Briggs of St. Francisville, MO; an aunt, Lois McCollister of Kahoka, MO; two nieces, Caitlin Sterling and Raven Spight; four great nieces, Charlotte, Makia, Sophia and Tatyana; several cousins; as well as other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Nancy Briggs; and brother-in-law, John Nolte.
Doug was retired from the U. S. Army, proudly serving for over 21 years with a specialty in Topographic Engineering.
Following his discharge he owned a logging business business in Virginia until returning to Clark County in 2011. He helped his father some on the farm and he shared in his father’s love of all things Farmall.
He enjoyed movies and books and articles about military history.
Doug was a member of the NRA, a life member of Ayer-Boatman Post # 4342, V.F.W. and of Herman Blum Post # 192 of the American Legion.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 27, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Wilson & Triplett Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shelby Whitney officiating. Special music was “Back Home Again”, “American Soldier” and “You Raise Me Up”. Pallbearers were Jim Anderson, William Woods, Gary Morehouse, Dale Clark, David Clark and Mike Clark.
Burial and full military honors by Ayer-Boatman Post # 4342, V.F.W. , Herman Blum Post # 192, American Legion, and Missouri Honors Personnel followed in the Frazee Cemetery at Alexandria.
Visitation was held at Wilson & Triplett Funeral Home after noon on Sunday with family receiving friends from 4-6 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.