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Robert Lee BriscoePassing: September 30, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 5th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, October 5th @ 11:30am-1:00pm


Valhalla Memory Gardens

Wednesday, October 5th @ 3:00pm

BLOOMINGTON – Robert Lee Briscoe, 90, 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 July 23, 1952 and she preceded him in death 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 are 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.

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.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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4 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sharon K Masters | Bloomington , IN
    Date: October 4, 2022
    I am so sorry Judy, I loved your Mom and Dad when we camped together. Sharon Masters
  2. Guest: Brian Thompson | Bedford
    Date: October 2, 2022
    So many memories of camping with your mom and dad and you and Dennis we had such a great time is growing up but life goes on I’m in Portugal visiting my three granddaughters right now or I would be at the funeral prayers are with you Judy
  3. Guest: Brian Thompson | Bedford
    Date: October 2, 2022
    sorry about your loss Judy I’m in Portugal visiting my granddaughters right now or I would be at the funeral We had so many good times camping with your family and your mom and dad life go on.
  4. Guest: Jimmy Hall | Bloomington
    Date: October 2, 2022
    I've know Bob since 1963 when mom and dad moved to Kirby Rd, I was 10 years old. The past few years Bob would be mowing everyday the 2 acres behind his house. I found this summer that I'm going to miss that. I pray for God to be with the family during this time of loss. I'm going miss the occasional conversations with Bob and getting updates on NASCAR. He was so proud of Chase. God bless.