William (Bill) W. Briggs

  • Died: March 14, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

William "Bill" W. Briggs, 78, departed this life on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was an Arkansas native who came to Fort Wayne in 1961. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Gertrude Briggs. He was employed and retired from Zollner Piston after 40 years of service. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Constance "Connie" Briggs; 3 children, Krista (Richard) Wattley, Curtis Briggs, and Steve Briggs; his siblings, Willie Briggs, Stella Jenkins, Roberta Gilliam, and Luberta DeHoney; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and acquaintances. Bill was preceded in death by his brother LS Briggs, and sister, Clara Dean Gilbert. Service is 2:00 pm, Monday, March 19, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 South Anthony Blvd., with calling one hour prior. Bill will be remembered for loving the Lord and was faithful to his church. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest condolences to you, Connie and Bills loving family. I knew Bill from our gym. He was always a ray of sunshine to the gym in the wee hours of the morning. I will miss all your stories of Arkansas, playing the sax, and the stories of you and Connie and that you love her like a hog loves slop. Sorry I wasnt there at your viewing and funeral, I would have been if I knew. You were a great man that I truly admired and you will be dearly missed. Your friend, Camille

Posted by Camille McArdle - Fort Wayne, IN - acquaintance   March 23, 2018

I appreciate your presence , kindness and piece of mind at the gym. In many conversations I admired your strength and courage for facing things head on. Most of all...I will miss our off conversations where I still hear your laugh my dear friend. As a man, I knew your heart was good and I cried unshamefully because I miss miss you. You left me...us with joyous conversations that made my heart smile and laugh. I cry still. But I'm happy that your happy. Much love my friend.


Posted by Gradlin Pruitt - Ft. Wayne, IN - Acquaintance   March 21, 2018

Mrs. Briggs
My condolences to you and your family for the loss of Bill. My connection to Bill was through Max Fitness. I would see Bill every morning at 4:00 am even though he was going through his treatments. I called him superman. I was amazed of his strength and attitude to fight his disease. I want you to know he was a special person to all of us who were privileged to know him from the gym. He will be truly missed.

Posted by Mike Emerson - Fort Wayne, IN   March 21, 2018

Dear Connie and Family,
I am sorry for your loss and have you missed you Connie. Take care of yourself and know that a friend is thinking of you and praying for you each and everyday!
Hugs, Kristie Broom, Volunteer @ Lutheran Life Villages.

Posted by Kristie Broom - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   March 20, 2018

Dearest Connie and family,
We send our condolences to you all during this season of life....we are so grateful that we saw Joe and Connie last summer when they came to Beirne....we will miss talking with him and certainly miss his broad smile.... "weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning" ....stay Blessed...luv u

Posted by Hurdean and Sharion Golden - Beirne, AR   March 19, 2018


Krista and Richard, I am sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your family.

Marlene Johnson

Posted by Marlene Johnson - Ashley, IN - Coworker   March 19, 2018

Condolences to Connie and Family. May God comfort you.

Posted by Cynthia Truitt - Fort Wayne, IN   March 18, 2018

My Deepest Condolences To The Wife and Family!

Posted by Pamela Jean Brown - Nashville, TN - Family   March 17, 2018

Claudine Brownlee/Woodberry

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2018

My prayers are with you the your family he worked my father Albert Tabron, at Zollner Corp. God bless.

Posted by Nina Tabron-Caldwell - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   March 16, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you Connie

Posted by Michelle Lynch Donelson - New Bedford, MA - Family   March 16, 2018

On behalf of the Adorn Engineered Components Family- our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Curtis Briggs is a team member of ours and it breaks our heart for his loss and the rest of the family.

Posted by Michelle Whitmer - Mishawaka, IN - Coworker   March 16, 2018

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Bill's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, may that bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2018

Praise the Lord:

Just a few word's to say that I Love you, and that my Prayer's are
with you and your family. Again with lot's of Love, and if you need
anything, anything just give me a call.

Your sister in the Lord as well as friend. Sis Savage (Sav)

Posted by HENRYETTA SAVAGE - FORT WAYNE, IN - Friend   March 16, 2018

God is with you all. Believe and remain strong, though saddened.
We love you.
Jim& Rose

Posted by Nathaniel & Rosemarie Norment, Jr. - Smyrna, GA - Family   March 15, 2018

Dearest Connie, Krista, Steve, and Curtis,
Our hearts go out to you in the passing of Joe. It is always hurtful to lose a loved one. We want you to know that we too, are saddened but we know that Joe is now resting without pain. We must recall him in the joy we had with him and hold those memories dear. We pray for your strength and peace as you prepare for the home going of your father and Connie, Your husband.

Posted by Nathaniel & Rosemarie Norment - Smyrna, GA - Family   March 15, 2018

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