Willis Cleave Briggs, Sr. "a.k.a. Moondogg"August 01, 2011
Willis Cleave Briggs, Sr., 57, also known as Moondogg, of 725 Elmira Street, Burlington died at the Hospice Home on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 9:30 p.m.
Born and raised in Person County, he was the husband of Amanda Duggins Briggs, who survives and the son of the late Artis Briggs and Annie Bell Pleasant Briggs, who survives. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and a truck driver for Thalle Construction and also owner of Willis Auto. Willis was a big fan and sponsor for the WBAG Blue Grass Hour hosted by his longtime friend, Buddy Michaels. He was a member of Old Lea Bethel Baptist Church, Roxboro, NC.
In addition to his wife of the home and mother of Burlington, survivors include his son, Willis Cleave Briggs, Jr. and wife Sherri of Graham; his daughter, Christina King “Tootie” and favorite son-in-law Ken of Burlington; two grandchildren, Courtney King “Scooter” and Timothy Briggs “Peanut”; his cherished niece and nephews, Angel Duggins, Lander Duggins and Frankie Duggins; and two dogs, Fred and Pepper.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Artis Franklin Briggs “Big Fluff”.
A graveside service will be conducted at Alamance Memorial Park on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Alan Bottoms.
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice League of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.