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Everett Earl Briggs

August 22, 1933 — December 5, 2014

Everett Earl Briggs II of Cuba, Missouri was born August 22, 1933 at Alton, Illinois to the union of Everett and Ann (Nee: Tayon) Briggs and left from this life on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 81 years. Everett proudly served in the United States Army from December 1953 to November 1955. Everett earned the Nation Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Everett was united in marriage to Myra A. Grob on February 1, 1953 in Ferguson, Missouri at the Zion Lutheran Church. To this union three children were born Everett III, Kathleen and Renee. Everett retired in 1998 from Carden Machine Shop in Sullivan, Missouri as the manager after thirty plus years of dedicated service. Everett was a member and former Commander of the Cuba VFW Post #7147, Cuba Masonic Lodge #312 A.F. & A. M., Cuba American Legion Post, former Cuba Optimist Club and he attended church at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Cuba. Everett spent hours and hours outside taking care of his perfectly manicured yard and lake. He enjoyed feeding the birds, deer and would walk up to the lake, call his fish and they would all come to the surface to be fed. Everett also truly loved to bar-b-que for his family and friends. In his younger years Everett enjoyed bowling, playing baseball and he received a scholarship for his wrestling skills. What was truly most important to Everett was spending time with his family and friends. Everett was a loving son, brother, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, great uncle, brother-in-law and friend to everyone he ever met. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Everett is preceded in death by his parents Everett and Ann Briggs, one son-in-law Dennis Klaeger, one sister-in-law Phyllis Briggs and other relatives and friends. Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife of sixty one years Myra Briggs of the home, one son Everett Briggs III and best friend Peggy Wilson of Rolla, two daughters Kathleen and husband Nick Ginos of the Lake of the Ozarks and Renee Klaeger of Cuba, three grandchildren JR and wife Hannah Kitchen of Springfield, Missouri, Chad Klaeger and girlfriend Danie Sweeten of Cuba and Nicole and husband Tim Hebert of Union, three amazing great grandchildren Cadence Kitchen, Braiden Hebert and Bryson Hebert, two brothers John Briggs of Foley, Missouri and Gary and wife Juanita Briggs of Troy, Missouri, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 3:00 till 6:00 PM concluding with a 6:00 PM VFW service on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington, Cuba, Missouri. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba with Pastor Joe Ed Pederson officiating. Special music will be ""I Love to Tell the Story", "How Great Thou Art" and "Go Rest High on That Mountain". Interment, prayers and full military honors will follow at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 730 Fleenor Rd, Cuba, Missouri 65453 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517,Topeka, Kansas 66675 in Everett's memory. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Briggs family.

Visitation Details

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home

Service Information

Monday, December 8th, 2014 11:00am, Mizell Funeral Home

Interment Details

Meramec Hills Cemetery

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