Jack Thomas Briggs, age 78, of Asheville, NC, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his residence. He was born on November 26, 1941 in Ferris, TX to the late O.R. Briggs and Lillian Zura Cook Briggs. Jack worked for NCR for 30 years as a technical service manager. In 1996, he worked for Coldwell Banker as a realtor and earned the prestigious Shooting Star Award. Jack became the co-owner of Realty Executives of Asheville in 1997 and worked until his stroke in 2001. He was a funny, outgoing, people person who loved his wife, family, and friends. He enjoyed spending time on Fontana Lake in his house boat with his grandchildren, friends, and family. Jack always went to his grandchildren's sporting events; even when his health started to fail. He enjoyed playing golf every chance he got and loved having cozy weekends with his wife at their time-share condo in Hilton Head, SC.
Along with his parents, Jack was also preceded in death by his son, Timmy Briggs; a brother, Jerry Briggs; and his sister, Ann Edwards. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Linda Burns Briggs; his daughters, Randie Harrelson (Cris) of Bladenboro, NC and Tina Orr (Brandon) of Candler, NC; his son, Tony Briggs of Asheville, NC; his brother, Don Briggs (Casey) of Oxford, FL; his sister, Pat Roberts (Bill) of Greenville, SC; his grandchildren, Neely Williams of Fletcher, NC, Heath Briggs of Asheville, NC, Stephen Harrelson of Bladenboro, NC, Reagen, Trexler, Sunnie and Ellie Orr; all of Candler, NC; and his best friends, Jerry Plemmons, Charlie Hunter, and Travis Lunsford.
A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. The family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to: Trinity of Fairview Baptist Church at 646 Concord Road, Fletcher, NC 28732 or Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at 200 Mt. Carmel Road, Asheville, NC 28806 or CarePartners Hospice at 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Briggs Family with arrangements.
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CarePartners Foundation of Asheville
68 Sweeten Creek Road #A, Asheville NC 28806
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
200 Mt. Carmel Road, Asheville NC 28806
'Ron C. Wilson Endowed Scholarship' fund
Warren Wilson College, Box 9000, Asheville NC 28815