Robert Lee Briscoe

October 17, 1931 – September 30, 2022

Robert Lee Briscoe, 90, of Bloomington, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022, at Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born October 17, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Ora Virgil and Hopal Vera (Matthew) Briscoe.  He married Priscilla June Tirey on July 23, 1952, and she preceded him in death on August 8, 2022.

Robert was a veteran of the Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict.  He had been employed at Carpenter Body Works for 20 years and retired from Otis Elevator Company after 30 years.  Robert was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and the Murat Shriners of Indianapolis.

Surviving is his daughter, Judy Ann Briscoe of Bloomington; granddaughter, Elizabeth Briscoe; siblings, Bonnie Duncan of Bedford and Richard (Charlotte) Briscoe of Mitchell; sisters-in-law, Sharon Tirey of Seymour and Karen Briscoe of Mitchell; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

His parents; wife; son, Dennis Lee Briscoe; and siblings, Donald “Leroy” Briscoe, Louis “Doodle” Briscoe, Basil Briscoe, Wilbur “Web” Briscoe, James Briscoe, Walter “Bus” Briscoe, Frances Briscoe, Fern Watson, and Ruby Smith, preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Philip Barker officiating.  A Masonic memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. by the Mitchell Masonic Lodge.  Military rites will be accorded at 12:50 p.m. by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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