Jerald Kenneth Briney, 78, of Stevensville, MI, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home. Arrangements entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes 269-926-9440. Per Jerald’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Jerald’s name to Hospice at Home or the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan. Those who wish to leave an online condolence for Jerald may do so at www.Purelycremations.org.
Jerald was born on July 9, 1939 in Benton Harbor, MI to Kenneth and Doris (Becker) Briney. After graduating from Benton Harbor High School, he attended Michigan State University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering and was captain of the bowling team. He was an avid golfer and bowled for most of his life with 5 perfect 300 games and was a member of the Blossomland Bowling Hall of Fame. On June 29, 1968 Jerald married Rita Reneé Briant in St. Joseph, MI. After retirement, he and his wife, Rita, often wintered in Biloxi, MS playing golf with friends. He also enjoyed watching Michigan State University sports in his spare time. His favorite pastime however, was watching his grandchildren at all their various activities.
Jerald is survived by his wife, Rita; daughter, Marcie (Bryan) Shindeldecker of St. Joseph, MI; son, Marc (Candy) Briney of Fort Wayne, IN; six grandchildren, Ty, Jordan, Jacob, Caidyn, Sydney and Adriana; and one brother, Douglas (Chris) Briney of Benton Harbor, MI. He was preceded by his parents and brother, Robert Briney.Print Obituary & Condolences