Bruce Briggs

Profile Updated: May 10, 2019
Residing In: Weatherford, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Darla
Children: Joshua, born 1975; Julie, born 1977; Karsten, born 1979; Daniel, born 1981
Occupation: Retired Navy, school teacher, aerospace.
Military Service (enter Branch or Name): Navy  
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Educational Background:

B.A. - Chico State, 1969
Naval War College, 1986
M.B.A. - UOP, 1996
M.A. - San Jose State, 2001

Work Background:

Retired from Navy after 22 years as a Commander(0-5); worked aerospace for 7 years w/Lockheed Missiles & Space; taught high school Biology, AP Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, coached golf for 2 years, coached tennis for both girls and boys for past 7 years, Athletic Director, basketball referee (current) for 23 years, Vice Principal for 4 years; own FiberFur Creations (side business); substitute in high school and sometimes middle school; Texas kids are super!!!

Special things you've done:

Married the love of my life in 1969 and have been blessed beyond imagination. We have four children and 23 grandchildren. Became a Christian in 1968 which completely changed my life. Traveled throughout the world with the Navy and on multiple trips to Europe with my wife and children. Retired from teaching in June (2014); sold our Stockton home and moved to Texas; built a new home west of Ft. Worth in Weatherford, Texas. Will celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary on our trip to Israel this June. Enjoy being active with our church and family, substitute teaching at various schools in the county, gardening, and tending to our orchard of peaches, pears, plums, apricots, and apples.

Favorite Vacation Spot(s):

Italy and touring the U.S.

Favorite Song(s), including favorite sing-alongs:

Enjoy various types of music; classical, spiritual, western, the 50's through the 70's------what they call music today feels like eating stale potato chips for breakfast, lunch and dinner, leaving one totally empty and desiring something of substance.

Favorite Movie(s):

"Gifted Hands"----true story about never giving up in life. "Sound of Music"---great theme on being true to yourself and others. "Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang"----super video on creativity and devotion. "Flywheel"----story about being honest in all things. "Aladdin" and "Madagascar" series----adult humor.

Favorite Book(s)

Books by Joel Rosenberg: Damascus Countdown, Epicenter, etc.
Laura Hillenbrand novels.
Francine Rivers works.
The Bible.


Traveled the world with the Navy and family----11 trips to Europe. Seen things. . .been places. . .done things that I never dreamed I would ever do. Flew missions that saved lives, watched the miracle of birth of two of our children, shared the past 50 years of marriage with the finest person I've ever known, been blessed with health and wealth that I didn't deserve, and, most importantly, made the decision for eternity on May 28, 1968 to accept the gift of salvation in Christ Jesus. How could anyone ask for more!?

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Sep 29, 2020 at 8:17 AM

I’m sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I remember him working at Firestone Tires in Red Bluff and changing tires like it was something ‘natural’ to him...hard work is one of the things that defined him. May the friends he’s cultivated over the years speak as to the legacy he leaves behind.

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Oct 06, 2018 at 8:29 AM

Hi Dan, how’s life in VA? Our eldest son is attending medical school there and we know the countryside is beautiful and historic. Would love to connect and talk shop...Navy and aerospace. God bless.

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Posted on: Apr 20, 2017 at 6:02 PM

Joanne, Class of '68
Mark, Class of '64
Enjoying a picnic at a private spot of heaven on Kauai after tubing on an old flume with lava tunnels
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Posted on: Jul 21, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Hi Mark,

How have you been? Long time no see.


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