WILLIAM D. BRIGGS
Published in The Commercial
Appeal on September 14, 2010
William D. Briggs
Bill, passed away September 11, 2010, after a long illness.
Born November 16, 1927, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather,
Following graduation from Collierville High School, he pitched for the
Memphis Chicks until he joined the Navy during World War II. Upon return,
he played for the Chicago White Sox and then entered private business.
He continued to coach young baseball players, helped lead the Kittle Pontiac
team to the National Amateur Baseball Championship in 1958, and was inducted
into the Memphis Park Commission Sports Hall of Fame.
Bill retired as National Sales Manager with Howard Miller Clock Company.
He was an avid golfer and loved to travel with his wife of 62 years, Donna
Smith Briggs. A lifelong Presbyterian, he served as Deacon and Elder in
several congregations for over 50 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Donna, daughters, Susan (Kenny) Dold
and Janet (Carl) Meyner, and son, Billy (Gail) Briggs. He is also survived
by seven grand-children, Amy Rich, Kevin Dold, Jennifer (Jim) Cande, Kristen
(Josh) Daniel, Jennifer Carmack, Lauren Briggs, and Alex Briggs and seven
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 14, from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Park
Funeral Home. Services will be Wednesday, September 15, at 1 p.m. at Memorial
Park with internment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Woodland
United Presbyterian Church or the charity of the donors choice.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, "Behind the stone wall", 901-767-8930