Robert G. Briggs, 72 of Toulon, IL, formerly of Knoxville, Iowa and Alpha, IL died Sunday, December 15, 2019 at home. Graveside services are 2:00 p.m. Thursday December 19, 2019 in the Alpha Cemetery. There is no visitation. A time of fellowship at the Alpha United Methodist Church will follow the service. Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be left to the family and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
Bob was born September 29, 1947 in Galesburg, IL to Robert and Donna Nelson Briggs. He graduated from AlWood High School. He married Janet Salisbury December 13, 1987.
He was employed at Moorman’s Manufacturing in Alpha for many years.
Bob was an avid Poultryman. He raised chickens and for many years, was a judge at local and state fairs as well as national poultry contests.
Survivors include two sisters: Evelyn McCord; Patricia Briggs, both of Blandinsville, IL; two brothers: Melvin (Deb) Briggs of Alpha, IL; Harold Briggs of Margate, FL; several nieces and nephews.
His parents and one sister: Cathy Jackson preceded him in death.