DERBY- William “Bill” Briles, 80, passed away suddenly Monday, November 12, 2012. Visitation 1-8pm Friday, November 16, with family present 4-6pm; funeral service 10am Saturday, November 17, both at Smith Mortuary in Derby, KS. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Derby, KS. Born June 15, 1932 in Buffalo, Kansas he was preceded in death by his parents, Ezekiel and Gertrude (Smith) Briles, and his brother Donald. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia Lee (Van Cleave) Briles; sister, Louis Briles of Tucson Arizona; son, Mark and wife Gina; grandsons, Jake and Justin of Derby, KS; son, Scott and wife Carolyn; grandsons Conrad and Chase of Leesburg, Virginia.
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