April 27, 1943 - March 31, 2022
Hal Nicholas Briggs, Jr. 78, of Matthews, NC, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Matthews Glen Assisted Living Facility. He was born on April 27, 1943, in Winston Salem, NC, son to the late Hal N. Briggs, Sr. and Catherine S. Briggs. Hal graduated from Garinger High School. Class of 1961. After high school he served in the United States Army for 6 years, 2 years active duty and 4 years in the reserve. He was proudly honorably discharged. Hal married the love of his life, Rita Briggs, in 1966 and cared deeply for her over the next 55 years. Hal began his career in the car leasing business working at American Lease Plans and later Barkley’s American before starting his own business, Metrolina Credit Co., in Charlotte, NC. He retired as the CEO in 1998, but stayed connected to the four locations for many years after. In his spare time, Hal enjoyed gardening and caring for his yard, and any azalea bloom, which earned him Yard of the Month too many times to count. You could always find Hal heading to the beach to fish or working hard in order to return to the beach as quickly as possible. He found peace and joy boating and fishing on the ocean. He will be remembered for always catching the biggest fish. Hal loved his family, and most all, he loved the Lord. In addition to his wife Rita Briggs, Hal is survived by his daughter Pastor Teresa B. Dunn who serves at Providence UMC and her husband, David R. Dunn, a teacher at Myers Park High School; grandchildren, Chaselyn H. Dunn, a college senior and Seth M. Dunn, a high school senior. We will all miss Hal’s compassion for others and his sense of humor. His life served as a witness for Christ and as an invitation to all. In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be sent to Trinity Baptist Church, Post Office Box 3365, Mooresville, NC 28117. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. An online guestbook is available at www.heritagecares.com.
Hal Nicholas Briggs, Jr. 78, of Matthews, NC, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Matthews Glen Assisted Living Facility. He was born on April 27, 1943, in Winston Salem, NC, son to the late Hal N. Briggs, Sr. and Catherine S. Briggs. Hal... View Obituary & Service Information
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