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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Michael Lee Briscoe

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  • Services for Michael Lee Briscoe, 63, will be held Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Harvey-Doug­las Centennial Chapel with the Reverend David Gard­ner officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Cheek Cemetery. A time of visitation and support for the family will be held Monday evening from 7 till 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
     
    The son of the late Jes­se Ernest and Edna Pearl Halstead Briscoe, Mike was born July 31, 1949, in Oklahoma City and passed away at his residence in Greenville, June 6, 2013.
     
    A graduate of Lone Grove High School, Mike joined the Navy in Novem­ber 1967. He served almost six years, during which he saw overseas time in Vietnam. He was honor­ably discharged in Decem­ber 1971. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Cam­paign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.
     
    After returning home, Mike began his oilfield career, which spanned 42 years. At the time of his death, Mike was work­ing with Nomac Drilling as a tool pusher. He and the former Jonell Davis were married in 1993 in Gainesville, Texas.
     
    He is survived by his wife, of nearly 20 years, Jonell, of the home; son, Michael Briscoe; daugh­ters, Krissy Briscoe and Tammy Griffin; stepchil­dren, David and JoAnn Potter; brother, Larry Bris­coe; 22 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
     
    A sister, Cathy Potts pre­ceded him in death.
     
    Serving as bearers will be Charles Chastain, David Potter, Jesse Reeves, Keith Wright, David Potter, Jr., and Johnny Butler.
     
    Memorial condolences may be made online at www.hdouglasfuneral­home.com.
     
    Services under the di­rection of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Cre­matory.

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