Paul Briggs

Obituary of Paul R. Briggs

Paul R. Briggs, 61, of Celoron, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 19, 2020 in his home. A lifelong area resident, he was born in Westfield, NY on January 20, 1959. While growing up, he attended school in Mayville, Panama and finally Jamestown High School. A truck driver, Paul had worked for Cummins Engine, Regal Services and for the last twelve years by NACO Express. He enjoyed automobile and motorcycle racing, both as a fan and as a participant. He had raced cars at Stateline and Eriez Speedways, and motorcycles at Thompson Raceway Park in Ohio. Paul will be remembered as a wonderful father who loved his kids and family. He is survived by a daughter, Shannon Forbes of Jamestown and a son, Paul Briggs of Ashville, NY; granddaughter, Sheila Forbes of Falconer; and two great-grandsons, Mason and Kaleb. Also surviving is his mother, Shirley Leamer Badgley of Ashville; a sister, Deb Briggs Swanson of Kennedy; three brothers, Harlan Briggs of Ripley, and Joe Badgley and Terry Badgley, both of Ashville; and many nieces and nephews, as well as his former wife, Lori Parisi Briggs of Ashville. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul L. Briggs; and two brothers, Fred Briggs and Mike Badgley. Due to the current restrictions regarding social gatherings, a memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.
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