Mike Briggs passed away after a lengthy illness on Sunday October 30, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family age 70 years. Son of the late Eugene and Roberta (Burgess) Briggs he was born April 6, 1941 in Bay City. He married the former Alice V. Dishaw April 23, 1960 in Holy Trinity Church. She survives him. Mike was owner and operator of Mike Briggs Builders. He enjoyed camping, fishing, playing bingo and the harmonica.
Surviving besides his wife Alice he leaves five children; Tina (Tony) Militello, Lori (Bob) Courier, Michael Briggs, Michelle (Matthew) DeBats, Crystal (Howard) Jacobs, Lisa Briggs, fourteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one due in January. Also surviving is one sister and three brothers; Pat (Don) Filary, Tim (Bonnie) Briggs, Gene Briggs, Rick (Leanne) Briggs and Mike’s two dogs; Holly & Cujo.
The family would like to thank Dr. Cook for his wonderful and compassionate care that he gave to Mike over the years and to Kristin Lapinski of American Home & Hospice for her spicial care.
A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from Bay Valley Christian Church. Pastor David Ferranti will officiate. Friends may call at the church only on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude Children’s Hospital.