Friday, November 29

Brother of Coach Art Briles Dies in Fall

Edward Duane “Eddie” Briles resident of Haskell, Texas passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Haskell with Mr. John Greeson and Rev. Jim McCurley officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Cemetery. Visitation is planned for Saturday evening, November 30 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home located at 304 N. 2nd Street. Born March 6, 1954 at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA to Dennis Ray Briles and Wanda Nelle McCain Briles. He married Teresa Ann Rhoads on May 26, 1973 in Rule, Texas, preceded in death by his father, Dennis Ray Briles; mother, Wanda McCain Briles; grandparents, George Abe Briles and Irene Felton Briles, OJ McCain and Ada Belle Place McCain, W.O. (Bill) Kittley and Elsie (Tottie) McCain Kittley, father-in-law, Eugene Rhoads. Survived by his wife, Teresa of Haskell; daughter, Brandi Beard and husband Jon of Lubbock; son, Jason Briles and wife Jennifer of Graham; brother, Art Briles and wife Jan of Waco. In addition, he is survived by 6 grandchildren, Trinity and Brieley Anthony, Kash Beard, and Braylee, Brenna, and Brett Briles; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Serving as pallbearers for Eddie are Keith Briles, Dale Carroll, Keith Everett, Johnny Fouts, Andy Gannaway, and Jimmy Lisle.

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