HERMAN ARTHUR BRIGGS, 91, of Paris, passed from this life Saturday December 12, 2015 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday December 15, 2015 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Holt officiating. Interment will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens.
A visitation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Briggs was born January 2, 1924 in the Tigertown community of Lamar County, a son of James Alvin and Margie Ethel Burrow Briggs. He was a graduate of Lamar County schools, then served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II with an infantry division and was a squad leader of a mortar platoon in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from Shell, Inc. in Deer Park, Texas, where he worked in the chemical industry. He was a faithful member of the Paris Church of God. He loved music and enjoyed playing the steel guitar.
He married Jennie Louise Melton on Christmas Eve, 1946, in Paris. She preceded him in death on November 10, 2008.
In addition to his wife, Herman was preceded in death by three children, Pamela Jean Briggs, Patricia Jeanelle Briggs, and Nancy Elaine Briggs; two brothers, Homer Briggs and Barney Lee Briggs; and six sisters, Viva Park, Margie Hindman, Mary Ellen Briggs, Jeanette Grounds, Clara Ann Caldwell and Winnie Corene Peek.
Local survivors include a niece, Dorotha Abbott; a nephew, William Hindman, and two very special friends, Dr. Richard and Susan Swint, all of Paris.
Named to serve as pallbearers are Joe Eddie Swint, Richard Eastman, D.C. Ford, Stanley Cope, Wayne Blackshear, and Tanner Hindman