Briggson, James A.
of St. Louis and Fort Lauderdale, passed away suddenly at the age of 82 on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Jim graduated from Southwest High School and Washington University, where he received his BS and MBA degrees. His career included Falstaff Brewing, A. G. Edwards & Sons, and his favorite, Intrav and Clipper Cruise Line, where he not only hired the travel directors and young crews, but also chose and mapped out the itineraries of the three Clipper ships. Many of those crew members became lifelong friends. Jim liked tennis and golf but in recent years they did not like him.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Carl, and his brother Wayne. He is survived by cousins, nieces and a host of friends whom he regarded as family, and who made him a part of their family. Extremely generous in every way, Jim was first to help whenever needed, without being asked.
Jim will be buried next to his parents in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. A celebration of life reception will be held later. Memories or condolences may be shared online at k-brothers.com/obituary/james-briggson/