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William Amos Briggs, Jr.

October 16, 1932 ~ November 21, 2020 (age 88)

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Retired Army Sergeant Major William Amos Briggs, Jr., 88, of Fayetteville passed away Saturday November 21, 2020 in Pittsboro.

SGM Briggs was born October 16, 1932 in Columbia, TN to the late Pauline Moore Briggs and Amos Briggs. Mr. Briggs was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Mae Palmer and a brother, Leroy Briggs.

SGM Briggs was a retired Sergeant Major with the Army. He served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War and retired from the Army with over 29 years of service. His medals include the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Good Conduct Medal.

SGM Briggs is survived by his wife, Gisela Briggs; a daughter, Linda Hillman and husband Kip; a grandson, Christopher Bluemke; two great-grandchildren, Alana Bluemke and Christopher Bluemke, Jr.; three brothers, Tommy Briggs and wife Donna, Donald Briggs and wife Lynda, and Joe M. Briggs and wife Linda Gail; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Carmen Del Toro and Angel Del Toro, Kristina Del Toro, and Elizabeth Del Toro, Jack and Ann Hendrix, Marcella and Kevin Tull, Karen Battershell, Lillian Miller and children, and Pastor Roy and family.

A memorial service will be held Friday December 4, 2020 at 12PM at Sandhills State Veteran Cemetery with Pastor Roy Hilburn officiating. Military honors will be rendered following the service.

At the family's request, the graveside service will be live streamed on the Jernigan-Warren Facebook page. Please click on the following link to watch the stream on the date of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gardners United Methodist Church at 4555 Rosehill Road Fayetteville, NC 28311.

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Services are entrusted to Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301.

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Graveside Service
December 4, 2020

12:00 PM
Sandhills State Veteran's Cemetery
8220 Bragg Blvd.
Ft. Bragg, NC 28310


Gardners United Methodist Church
4555 Rosehill Rd., Fayetteville NC 28311
Tel: 1-910-488-6651

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