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James Edward "Jim" Briggs

James Edward "Jim" Briggs passed away February 24, 2020 in Casa Grande. He was 76. Jim was born in Carterville, Missouri. He was a farmer but Jim and his brother also liked to fix up cars and sell them. While at work in Missouri he saw a tornado and said that's it and moved his family to Mesa, AZ. He started working at Air Research for 18 years. He then moved to Pinetop, AZ and worked at the Post Office and Walmart. He then transferred to the Casa Grande, AZ Walmart. He was a seasonal Santa at Walmart and also Santa for family Christmas parties. He was an outgoing person who never met a stranger. He loved to go fishing with his grandkids. He was a family man who loved his family.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years Virginia Briggs; his daughter Stephanie Riordan (Nephi); sons Jason Briggs (Jill) and Mike Briggs; stepchildren Rudolfus Inman, Michael Inman, and Michael Inman; brother Jeff Briggs and 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents James and Ruth Briggs and siblings Pat, Paul, Mike, Steve, and Don.

There will be a family memorial service.

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