Woodrow "Woody" Briscoe, 88, died Thursday, January 11th in Shelbyville. He was born in Lawrenceburg, KY, was a South Central Bell construction supervisor, and a member of the Shelbyville First Baptist Church.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He served his country for 4 1/2 years with being part of the 8th Army Air Force 379th Bomb Group while being stationed at Kimbolton Air Base in England. While there, he flew 33 missions in a B-17 plane in Germany and France. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 4 Air Medals, 2 Presidential Unit Citations, an European Ribbon, 4 Battle Stars and Medal, and an American Defense Medal. He was member of the Solomon Masonic Lodge #5 where he was a past Master. He was also a past president and secretary-treasurer of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club. He was the past commander of the Shelbyville American Legion, Quarter Master of the V.F.W. post, Director of the Kentucky chapter of the 8th Army Air Force Historical Society. He was a charter member of the 8th Air Force Museum in Savannah, GA, the 8th Air Force Historical Society in Savannah, GA, the 8th Air Force Museum in Duxford, England, and the 379th Bomb Group Association.
He is survived by his brothers, Paul Briscoe of Finchville and William E. Briscoe of Shelbyville; his sister, Mary Catherine Wilborn of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Shannon Funeral Home with Dr. Ed Erwin officiating. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.