Wednesday, October 14

John William "Buck" Briles Jr. Passes Away

THOMASVILLE- John William "Buck" Briles, Jr., age 92 passed Monday, October 12 at Hinkle Hospice House. Wake and Funeral service is scheduled for 3:00 pm Thursday, October 15 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel; Rev. Hugh Biggers officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Tabor Memorial Chapel Cemetery in the Jackson Creek Community with military graveside rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Born September 17, 1917 in Randolph County to the late John William Briles, Sr. and Lena Hargrave Briles of Jackson Creek. Preceded in death by his wife Myrtle Fitzgerald who passed in 1992 (m.December 24, 1951). He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey Briles and Gilbert Briles and four sisters, Emily Briles, Edith Nance, Betty Hulin and Esther Yates. Survived by his daughter, Bonnie Briles Henry of the home, son George Briles of High Point, step-daughter Gail S. Beck and husband Bill of Thomasville, step-grandson, Eric Beck and wife Teri of Thomasville and step-granddaughter, Stephanie. He is also survived by his special World War II friend, Sammy Overby of Mt. Airy.-Briggs

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