Charles Woodrow Briley, age 80, of Thompsonville, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022, at the Franklin Hospital of Benton.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at the Elder S.M. Williams Cemetery of Ewing, IL, with Bro. Jackie Davison officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.
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Charles Woodrow Briley was born on October 2, 1941, in Benton, Illinois; the son of Cecil Briley and Idalia (Hicks) Briley. He married the former Lela M. Pedigo on October 21, 1962, and she preceded him in death on September 19, 2013.
Charles was formerly worked in the coal mines until he received a career ending injury and became disabled.
He was a member of the Tamaroa Independent Pentecostal Church.
Charles enjoyed fishing, hunting, Cubs baseball; but most of all, enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids.
Surviving is a son Charles D. “Chuck” Briley and wife Tricia of Thompsonville, IL; three daughters: Darla Johnson of Akin, IL, Shannon Briley and boyfriend Scott Tuttle of West Fankfort, IL, Margaret Szczeblewski and husband Robert of Sesser, IL; nine grandchildren: Michelle Johnson of Carpentersville, IL, Christina Johnson of Zeigler, IL, Linnea White and husband Joey of West Frankfort, IL, Jeffery Watkins of Thompsonville, IL, Brittany Plumlee of Missouri, Sarah Overton of Kentucky, Scott Tuttle of West Frankfort, IL, Stephanie Lorraine and husband Keith of West Frankfort, IL, Joey Myers of Benton, Kelsey Champlin of Sesser; many great-grandchildren; a sister Sheila Dallape of West Frankfort, IL; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers: Bill, Bob, and Jack Briley; and two sisters Marcella Mabry and Lola Eason.
Memorial contributions in memory of Charles W. Briley, may be made to the Tamaroa Independent Pentecostal Church, and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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