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Robert “Bob" Briggs

Robert “Bob" Briggs
Robert Briggs
- January 29, 2018

Robert “Bob” Briggs, age 58, of Kadoka, died Friday, January 26, 2018, at his home in Kadoka.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the auditorium.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 2, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Pastor Gus Craven officiating.

Interment will be at the Kadoka Cemetery.

Robert “Bob” Allen Briggs was dropped into the arms of Dorothy and Beauford Briggs on June 15, 1959 at Kadoka Memorial Hospital. Eagerly awaiting baby Robert’s arrival were sisters, Bonnie and Electa and brothers, Paul and Roger.

Robert attended school in Kadoka and when he wasn’t in school he was working from a young age. He mowed neighborhood lawns, worked for Raymond Hicks at the Standard Station, and learned how to operate heavy equipment from his brother, Paul.

With his heavy equipment experience, he worked construction in Gillette, WY driving dump truck. He returned to Kadoka and worked at the Husky Truck Stop for Ike Dale. He later transferred to Amarillo, TX where the Dale’s took over another truck stop.

He returned to Kadoka after several months in Texas and started a truck driving career with the help of Grant Patterson. He was not yet 21.

What followed was more than 35 years behind the wheel for companies like Midwest Coast, Tiger Tripp, and White Transportation. He eventually stopped over the road trucking and joined Discount Fuel as their transport driver where he remained till the end.

Bob’s had an extended family, and no one is more grateful for that extended family than Bob’s brother Roger and his wife Linda Briggs, his sisters Bonnie Riggins and Electa Preslicka and her husband Doug; 11 nieces and nephews; 18 great-nieces and great-nephews; and seven great-great-nieces and nephews. The family’s of Grant Patterson and Mark Carlson, his friend Dixie Huber and countless others in the community who helped encourage Bob to keep on truck’in.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Paul Briggs; and a great-niece Natasha.


 



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