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Paul Briggs 1959 – 2023

Written by on January 22, 2023

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Payne Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon, 1/28, in the form of an open visitation where family will receive friends from 2 P.M. – 4 P.M.

Paul Briggs passed away at his home under hospice care early Sunday morning, 1/22, surrounded by his family. As per his wishes cremation rites were accorded.

Paul is survived by his wife, Debbie; four children: Billy (Thais) Watkins of Columbia, MO, Chris (April) Briggs of Agency, IA, Renee (Josh) McBee of Memphis, MO, and Jennifer (Ryan) Gooden of Memphis, MO. his grandchildren; Preston, Tessa, Taylor, Rhett, Faith, Logan, Gracie, Chiersten, and Lucy; two brothers, Garry (Pat) Briggs and Tony (Terri) Briggs; one sister, Carol Garrett; mother-in-law, Dorothy Boyd; sisters-in-law, Elaine Briggs and Sherri Briggs; along with nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Hospice of Northeast Missouri and can be left at or mailed to Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison Street, Memphis, MO 63555.

Online condolences may be shared with the Briggs family by logging onto Payne’s website at

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.