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Ricky Leon Briggs

August 19, 1956 ~ May 7, 2018 (age 61)

Ricky Leon Briggs, 61, of Kinston passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at his home.

Ricky was born in Apex, NC and graduated from Northwood High School in 1974. But then he moved to Kinston and has lived here for the past 30 years. He was a loving father, grandfather and will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his father William Briggs.

Ricky is survived by his son Brandon Briggs and wife Ashley and their children Madilyn, Isaiah and Taylor; daughter Krissina Newcomb and husband Craig and their daughter Kara; fianceé Linda Cole Dutton and her sons Justin and Micah; mother Fannie Holland Beckwith; brothers Jeff Briggs and wife Renee and his son Mathew, David Briggs and wife Marlene and their children Holly, Megan and Katie.

Ricky was a fan of fishing, Duke University Athletics, Neuse Sports Shop, Jimmy Buffet and Margaritaville. Friends attending his celebration of life service are encouraged to wear any attire related to these things that he enjoyed.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Apex, North Carolina.


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