John T. Briggs

John T. Briggs

 John T. Briggs, 80, of Cody, died unexpectedly at home from congestive heart failure.

He was born on July 6, 1938, in Canadian, Texas, to Clarence T. and Verna Mae McClure Briggs.

John was the first of seven brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Danny and Richard Briggs. 

He is survived by his wife Pam Pond Briggs, Pams’ daughter Stephanie, and step children Curtis and Casina of Cody, brother Tony (Ruth Ann) of Canadian, Texas, Ron (Georganna) of Amarillo, Texas, Frank of Tecumseh, Okla., Jim of San Antonio, Texas; many nieces, nephews and grandkids, brothers-in-law Obie Pond of Tacoma, Wash., and Jim Pond of Carmel, Calif; sisters-in-law Peg Pond Paul (George) and Phyllis M. Claudson (Earl) of Cody.

John’s working career was in construction building churches, Holiday Inn’s and apartment complexes in California and Oregon. Before retiring to Cody in 2006, John developed his 50 acre farm in Oregon into a nine-hole retirement golf course.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and thanks to everyone for words of strength, hugs and many other ways of showing support. Thank you to the ambulance crew, Cody Police Department, Tim Power, and Ballard Funeral Home for your condolences and compassionate care.

Cremation has taken place. Services will be private with John’s large family. Interment will be in Canadian, Texas and Grants Pass, Ore.

John will be missed by his loving family & friends.

As John would say “if we missed including you, you were never around to visit.”

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