February 08, 2018

Rocky D. “Rock Star” Briscoe, 39, of Williamstown, Mo., died unexpectedly February 3, 2018 in the emergency room of Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Rocky was born May 24, 1978 in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Randall and Pam Phillips Briscoe.

He attended Mississipi Valley State School in Hannibal from the age of 5 until he was 21, where his favorite teacher gave him the name “Rock Star” and his best buddy there called him “Holly wood” because he always wore sun glasses.

Rocky enjoyed game shows, videos of himself, flirting with girls, going to town and balloons. He had a smile that would warm the coldest heart and communicated with his eyes and smile. He was always stylin’, especially when wearing his sunglasses and neck scarf. He taught others what a pure heart and true love is about.

Rocky never hid his light under a bushel basket, but let his shine to lift others in their darkness. He was a hero to his mudder and dad and others around him. His dog, Yadi, who loved to jump on Rock’s lap and catch a ride, was rarely far from him. Rocky enjoyed giving rides as much as Yadi loved getting them.

Survivors include his parents of the home; grandmother, Esther Briscoe of Kahoka; a sister, Candice (Scott) Gottman of Palmyra, MO and their children, Reese, Drew and Briggs; aunts and uncles: Mary Jane Page of Montrose, Marilyn Garrels of Birmingham, IA, Linda (Dan) Shirey of Canton, Vickie (Jerry) Lair of Williamstown, Angie (Rock) Schaller of Canton, Yvonne (Larry) Dudgeon of Centralia, MO, David (Lora) Phillips, Jr. of Williamstown, Carmon Lindsey of Canton, Steve (Stephanie) Phillips of Canton, Bernie Murphy of Canton, Gretchen Phillips of Kahoka, Carolyn (Bill) Ellison of Kahoka, Charlie (Carol) Briscoe of Canton, Phillip (Connie) Briscoe of Colleyville, TX , and Kirk Briscoe of Williamstown; great aunt and uncle, Norman (Janice) Briscoe of Williamstown; several cousins; as well as other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Dave and Edna Phillips and Raymond Briscoe; aunts and uncles: Doris Briscoe, Donna and Jack Nelson, Shirley English, Butch Murphy, Jake Murphy, Robin Phillips, Rocky J. Phillips, Robert Page, and Francis Garrells; and cousins, Jack and Brian Nelson, David Stanley Brown, Shane Murphy, and Brandi Kearns.

Funeral services were held February 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Rob Quillin officiating.

Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospital For Children (St. Louis).