John D. Briscoe

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John D. "Jake" Briscoe, 93 years old, resident of Edmond, Okla., passed away April 24, 2019, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Deer Creek of Edmond, Oklahoma to John M. Briscoe and Bertha Keefer. He was the oldest of four boys, Harold, George, and Bert. He married his high school sweetheart, Betty J. Boling Briscoe July 17, 1947, in El Reno, Okla. To this union they had four wonderful children, Donna Briscoe Bigbee and husband, Tom, Carl and Kathy Briscoe, Jerry and Stacey Briscoe, and Jim and Suzanne Briscoe.
He is survived by his wife and children, as well as his eight grandchildren, Marsha and Brad Gleichman, Angela and Greg Hallett, Sarah Briscoe, Jill and Chad Dugan, Russ Briscoe, Isaac and Tenley Mitropoulos, Lindsey and Jeff Hedstrand, and Kelly and Troy Bolser, and sixteen great-grandchildren.
`He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws; brother, Harold; and two sisters-in-law, Judy Briscoe and Betty L. Briscoe.
He lived his whole life in Deer Creek, served on the Deer Creek school board for many years, and was a lifelong farmer.
The family would like to thank Dr. Bondurant and Dana, Dr. Williams, Dr. Fixley, the nurses and staff at Oklahoma Heart Hospital, and the Integris Hospice House. A special thanks to Providence Home Health care and his special caregivers Kim and Trisha.
Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, April 29, 2019, at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond, followed by graveside services at Whisler Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
Published on April 26, 2019
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