Mark Walker Briles, Sr., 80, of College Station, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Fortress Health and Rehab in College Station. Funeral Services are set for 3 p.m., Saturday, January 9, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday, January 9, from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Kansas at a later date.
Mark was born on July 19, 1929 in Fredonia, Kansas, to E.C. and Zoe Briles. He served in the military during WWII as a Marine from 1946 to 1948.
He was a great American, a jokester, and loved his coffee shop stops. He also loved his dog “Scootie” as his closest friend.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Mark Jr. and Renee Briles, of College Station, Texas, Dave Briles, of Joshua, Texas; and grandchildren, Grace, Madison, Dallas, Brenna, Chase, and Aimee.
Rosie was born April 28, 1911 in Victoria, Texas, to Alfred and Berta Stevens. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bryan. She loved her Lord and Family over all else. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 75 years, Clyde Pate Sr., infant son, Clyde Pate Jr., sister, Laura Mae Phillips and brother, Alfred Stevens.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Nita and Frank Murphy, of Bryan, Texas; sister, Mary Dee Rosier, of Bryan, Texas; brother, R.P. Stevens, of Bryan, Texas; grandchildren, Bobby Murphy and wife, Dawn, Mike Murphy and wife, Vanessa; great grandchildren, Jacob Drenon and wife, Tamara, Garrett Murphy, Hunter Murphy and Tamara Murphy; and great-great grandchild, Kimber Jade Drenon.
The family extends special thanks and appreciation to the staff at Lampstand Health and Rehab of Bryan for their compassion and care. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Bryan building fund.