Funeral arrangements announced for former Florence first responder

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Funeral arrangements for a former first responder have been announced.

The Howe Springs Fire Department announced the following information, regarding Mr. Brigman on its website:

Jeffery Brandon Brigman, 29, of Florence, SC, died on Friday, August 15, 2014. Born in Mullins, SC, Jeffery is the son of Larry Wayne and Cheryl White Brigman.

Jeffery is predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Howard Reedy Brigman, Sr.

Jeffery worked for Carolina Med-Care in Florence and was a volunteer paramedic with the Howe Springs Fire Department. He was a MMA Fighter with Florence Fight Farm. He loved the Carolina Panthers and was a fitness fanatic.

Jeffery is survived by his parents, Cheryl and Larry Brigman of Clio, SC; a son, Michael Brandon Brigman; his maternal grandparents, Phyllis Jean White of Clio, SC and Stewart G. White of Axton, VA; paternal grandmother, Barbara Louise Brigman of Mullins, SC; two brothers, Phillip Brigman and Christopher Brigman of Clio, SC; girlfriend, Jennifer O'Rourke of Florence, SC; special friend (like a brother), Andy Daniels of Dillon, SC; and all of his brothers with EMS and the Howe Springs Fire Department.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Friday, August 22, 2014, at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Irby St., Florence, SC. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, in the First Baptist Church.

A memorial account in Jeffery's name has been established at First Reliance Bank in Florence, SC. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to McLeod Children's Miracle Network.

Mr. Brigman went missing Friday, August 15 near Lake Marion in Santee. His body was recovered by officials on Sunday.

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