Russell G. Briggs, 91, passed away September 13, 2022, in Lexington, KY.
Russ was born on January 8, 1931, to George and Anna Mae Livingston Briggs at Broken Bow, Nebraska. He was the 4th oldest of 13 children.
Survivors are his wife of 64 years, Delores Kieckhafer Briggs; two daughters, Tami Briggs and Terri (Jim) Thompson; two granddaughters, Chantel (Michael) Langfels and Cheyenne (Kyle Chea) Sparrow; one great-granddaughter, Laramie Kaye Langfels.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Don Briggs, Bob Briggs, and Dean Briggs; two sisters, Janice Penney and Cheryl Briggs. Surviving siblings are Gary (Marta) Briggs, George, Jr. (Jan) Briggs, Margaret Briggs, Joyce Munnell, Leah Burnett, Carol Herbin, Retha Harris, and many nieces and nephews.
Russ attended grades 1-8 in a one-room rural school. He lived most of his life on a ranch at Broken Bow, Nebraska. Later, he and his family purchased their own ranch in Missouri.
Russ was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean Conflict War from 1953-1955. He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lexington, KY.
He was a devoted rancher and loved working with cattle and horses. He also loved riding cutting horses and was the first president of the Midwest Cutters Association. He also worked hard to improve the land on the ranch.
Russ was a past member of the National and Missouri Herford Association, a member of the VFW Post # 7159 of Princeton, Missouri, a Lifetime member of Missouri VFW, Grundy Electric Co-Operative of Trenton, Missouri, Western Electric of Cameron, Missouri, and Custer County 4-H at Broken Bow, Nebraska where he was a 4-H leader for 25 years and was greatly involved in University Extension programs as well as County Fair Associations. He also served on the bank board for a number of years.
There will be a memorial service at 11:00 AM Monday, September 19, 2022, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 516 Pasadena Drive, Lexington, KY by Pastor Ron Richeson and Pastor Jim Betterman. Visitation was from 10:00 AM until service time on Monday, September 19th at the church.
Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 6980 Danville Rd., Nicholasville, KY at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund.
The arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.
The online guestbook is at www.Lusk-McFarland.com and a 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.