Robert Lavern Briggs, Sr.

July 8, 1943 ~
June 8, 2024

Robert L. Briggs Sr, age 80, of Byron Center, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 8, 2024. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Briggs; sister-in-law, Alice Jean Jarvis. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Pat; children, Douglas Briggs, Robert Jr. and Bethny Briggs, Amy Briggs; grandchildren, Ange and Sonny, Sarah, Kodey and Sarah, Annie, Nick and Bella, Jakob and fiance Madison, Brooke, Robert III, William, and Bentley; 5 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Judie Muzzall, Vicki and Richard Pinder, Greg and Carrie Karol; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 am Monday, June 17 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming. Burial will be held at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family 10-11 at the funeral home prior to the service.

Monday, June 17

MKD - Wyoming
4031 Clyde Park Ave. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: (616) 534-5417

Monday, June 17

MKD - Wyoming
4031 Clyde Park Ave. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: (616) 534-5417

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June 12, 2024 12:37pm
Bob, you will always hold a special place in my heart. You (and Pat) were my 1st "real" bosses. Working for you was never a "job", it was like a small family where you lead us to help become adults, teaching us the real world. You would listen to all our stories (and let's be honest, drama) and give little tid bits of feedback without judging our bad mistakes. I've always treasured my days at DT and still to this day chuckle about the day I thought you yelled, "What for?!" And me yelling back, "Milkshake!" When you actually yelled, "Wet floor!". Rest in peace.

- Maribeth (Thompson) Vlasman

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