Earnest H. BRIGGS, Sr., 85, of Lincolnton, NC, died Friday, September 6, 2019 in the Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC.
Born October 17, 1933, in Brookland, PA, he was the son of Earnest and Ethel Trimm Briggs.
On January 30, 1952, in Eldred, he married the former Eleanora May Baker, who survives.
A Korean War and Vietnam War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Marine Corps from 1951 – 1955 and 1964 – 1982, retiring at a Gunnery Sergeant.
He was employed by the JP Stevens Yarn Factory in Lincolnton and worked as a security guard at Walmart in Lincolnton.
Earnest was a member of the Marine Corps League, VFW, American Legion, DAV, and a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Surviving besides his wife, Eleanora, are: four children, Linda May (Chris) Longoria, Anna (Sam) Dillard, CeCelia Joan Guillot, and Ernest (Pam) Briggs, III; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert (Betty) Baker and Charles Baker; two sisters, Cecelia Jean (Jim) Thompson and Beatrice Johanson; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his step-father, Albert Baker; two sisters, Waneta M. Snyder and Earnestine H. Williams; two brothers, Billy Baker and Maynard Baker; and two sons-in-law, Milton Guillot and John Cormier.
Friends may call at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Ulysses Cemetery, c/o Liz Cowburn, P.O. Box 153, Ulysses, PA 16948.