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James A. “Jim” Briscoe

James A. “Jim” Briscoe

James A. "Jim" Briscoe, 75, of Quincy, died on Thursday, December 15, 2022 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on May 19, 1947 to Leroy and Ruby (Davis) Briscoe.

Following his graduation from Quincy High School, Jim joined the United States Marine Corps. From 1966 - 1969, Jim served his country as a Sergeant in the Vietnam War. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and was awarded the Naval Unit Citation, among other awards.

Jim was an electrician and proud member of IBEW Local 34 for 40 years. He appreciated all that the Brotherhood meant to him throughout the years.

He was a member of American Legion Post 37 and Post 5129 VFW. Jim loved fishing. Other favorite pastimes included having breakfast with his buddies at the Coach House, gambling, and watching westerns. He also enjoyed remodeling houses and making hand-crafted children's toys.

Jim is survived by:
● Children: James "Jay" (Whitney) Briscoe of Quincy, Gabriel "Gabe" (Quinn Baker) Briscoe of Quincy, and Erica (John) Briscoe Buckley of St. Louis, MO.
● Grandchildren: Alysha Soto-Briscoe; Kayla, Gavin, Jaden, Reese, Donovan, and Evan Briscoe; Alice and Beau Buckley.
● Great-granddaughter: Aluna Soto-Briscoe.
● Siblings: Sharon (Ron) Straci of Manhattan, NY and Ken Briscoe of Phoenix, AZ.
● Several nieces and other extended family.
● Several close friends who were like family.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Francis "Bud" Briscoe.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, JANUARY 21, 2023 at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Interment in Greenmount Cemetery with military honors will immediately follow.

Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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From:
Bobbette Enrietta
Las Vegas, NV
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Jacalyn Bowen
Mt. Sterling, IL
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Gabe & Erica, I am so sorry for your loss! I loved him & spent time with him when Don & I were first married! Love to all of you🥰
From:
Tene' Brink
Bethalto, IL
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Sending my condolences, prayers and hugs to you and the family Erica & Gabe. Love to all of you!
From:
Jann Lockman
Quincy, IL
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Gabe & Erica I am so sorry for your loss. I thought your dad was a really nice person. Please know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Kevin and Joyce Vahle
Fowler, IL
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Gabe and Erica we were sorry to here about your dad's passing. We always thought of him as family and will be remembered as such.
From:
Jerry & Sue Schmidt
Carrollton, IL
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Gabe and Erica, so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your families.
Our sympathy also to Alysha. Thinking of you.
From:
Gene Vahle
Quincy, IL
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Met Jim many times at CoachHouse restaurant, we worked together years ago. Great Man ,Electrician ,& Veteran,Thank you for your service.
From:
Iris Lewinter
Cary, NC
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Jim was an amazing man, very understated and very special. He will be gone but not forgotten.
From:
June Winking
Quincy, IL
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Winkings go back a very long way with the Bristol family. We will miss Jim.
Sharon and Kenny sorry for the loss of your brother. May he RIP.
From all of us at Winkings.
From:
Judy (Kroner) Willer
Monmouth, IL
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Sorry for your loss. I remember my husband, Marvin, talking about Jimmy. They worked together on many electrical jobs.
From:
Mary Jane (Kelley) Rischsr
Quincy, IL
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Sharon- Just learned of Jim’s passing - RIP….thinking of you.
From:
Andrea & Ryan Kendrick
St. Louis, MO
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Erica & John,
You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you hugs and our sincerest condolences during this difficult time.