Rudy Joe Briggs
Funeral services for Rudy Joe Briggs, 76, of Eldon, OK., will be 2:00 Wednesday October 9th, 2:00 in the Green Country Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Glenn Morgan. Interment will follow in the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. On line condolences may be left at Family will receive friends 6-8PM Tuesday.
Rudy was born February 4th, 1943 in Cherokee County and died October 5, 2019, in Muskogee, OK. He attended school at Slate Bluff before moving to Blackwell. Rudy was a graduate of Blackwell High where he played football and wrestled.
A life long lawman, Rudy retired in 2005 after 43 years of service. His final eight as sheriff of Wagoner County.
He enjoyed horses, motorcycle riding, and tinkering with "stuff" as he took care of his farm, He also enjoyed visiting with friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three children William "Bill" Harold Briggs, Jerry Butts, and Kathy Prado; and brothers and sisters, Trulin Briggs, Lois Nuckolls, and Dale Briggs.

Rudy is survived by Sarah, his wife of 38 years; children Rudy Briggs Jr (Melissa) of Alva, OK, and Darleen Carver of Dacoma, OK; 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; sister Evelyn Briggs Newman (Don); and a host of relatives, friends, and loved ones
Published on October 7, 2019


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Sally Stephens
Oct 07, 2019
Rudy will always have a special place in my heart. He was a great role model and a wonderful stepdad. He fathered my baby brother Bill Briggs who was so special to us all. I know he and his dad are together again. I love you Rudy Rest In Peace.