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.
My heart-felt sympathy to you and your family for your loss. As a Christian and the son of a Christian, I am sure you are proud and comforted to know he is in the arms of Christ. You are the next generation and will be a role model for your family and friends. Having known you for several years, you will do fine.
To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank Mr. Briles for serving our country in the U.S.Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948. You were a member of “the greatest generation”. May God’s Speed Be With You Leatherneck. “Semper Fi”.
Mark and Renee, I’m sorry to hear about Mr.Briles. I just found out today or I would have contacted you sooner. It was an honor to take care of your Dad. He was such a joy to see in every encounter. He always had a smile on his face that would light up the room and always warmed my heart. I know what it is like to loose a parent and I pray you are recovering well. I will be praying for you and your family. Love, Krisy Cheatham