Edmund Russell Briley, age 85, of Fayetteville, TN passed at Huntsville Hospital after a brief illness on June 8, 2018. He was born on May 21, 1933 in Murfreesboro, TN.
Ed was a 1951 graduate of David Lipscomb High School and a 1958 B.S. graduate of Middle Tennessee State College. He served two years in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. Ed was a career salesman in the field of the fertilizer industry, and employed by V-C, Mobil Oil, Swift, and Estech Companies. Later he worked for Wolverine Brass and Dixie Plumbing Specialties.
Mr. Briley was a life-long member of the Church of Christ where he was a teacher, deacon and elder. Most recently he worshiped at Liberty Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Margaret Coleman Briley; daughter, Mary Marie (Jefre) Goldtrap; grandchildren, Carolyn (Adam) Dawson, Coleman Godltrap, Audry (Derik) Hodgin, Elizabeth Goldtrap, Leah Goldtrap, Allison Goldtrap, and Georgia Goldtrap; great-grandchildren, Briley Dawson, Daniel Dawson, and CarrieAnn Hodgin. Mr. Briley was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Laudis Hartman Briley; daughter, Carolyn Carr Briley; and brothers, Marvin and Clayton Briley.
Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until the time of service at 4 PM on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Liberty Church of Christ. Interment will be on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 1 PM at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro, TN.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 21st Century Global Missions, P. O. Box 277, Fulton, MS 38843 or to the Liberty Church of Christ, 8 Cutoff Ln, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Edmund Russell Briley.
Interment Location: Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 5350 N.W. Broad Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129.
Margaret…so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. The girls and I have such fond memories of those Winfrey Drive days. I hope you find comfort in knowing that so many people are remembering your family during this difficult time!
Mrs. Margaret, praying for God’s comfort at this time-was so glad that Joan let us know-we were out of town and had not heard it-went to see grand baby in South Carolina-called mother and they did not know either-so glad Joan text us-wish we could had the ladies to take them-prayers for all of you
David and I just read with great shock and sorrow of the death of Ed. We have been so out of touch since David’s illness and a move to Nashville. You and Ed were always so kind and gracious to us. We will be praying that God bless you with peace and comfort during this time of such grief and sorrow. We love you and treasure your friendship and encouragement during our time in Fayetteville. David and Phyllis Sain
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David and I just read with great shock and sorrow of the death of Ed. We will be praying that will God bless you with peace and comfort during this time of such grief and sorrow. David and Phyllis Sain
So sorry to hear about Mr Briley. Loved him so much. He will be greatly missed!
I am so sorry for your loss, I will never forget Uncle Ed…you and He always made me feel like Family and the both of you were always there for me. I will always keep the both of you in my prayers!
Mrs. Briley, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I have known you all my life but recently Dennis just retired, had breakfast with Mr. Ed at the round table Park City Cafe’ and they became good friends. Seemed we crossed paths quiet frequently lately. You and Mary Marie and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please feel free to call upon us if you need anything. With Love, Dennis and Lisa Groce
Mary Marie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you and your family
May God Bless you during this time. My Father always spoke so highly of you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joel M. Hastings
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Briley. I have such fond memories of him and your family. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Margaret, what a shock to read this obituary. Know that you have so many friends who are grieving with you. I will be thinking of you during this difficult time in your life.
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband. I will be praying for comfort during this difficult time:
Lenace Hyde Vaughn
Mrs. Briley and Mary Marie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Briley. I have fond memories of him and now nice and kind he was. Your family will remain in my prayers.
Margaret and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Margaret, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at this time of grief. Know that I am praying that you will feel God’s presence as never before.
Mr Ed was always such a kind and God loving man. He always wore a beautiful smile and always went out of his way to let you know how happy he was to see you. He will be missed.
Margaret, I’m so very sorry and saddened about Mr. Ed. He was such a gentleman, and a very good Christian man. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.
Margaret I am so shocked and saddened at this terrible loss. I so enjoyed sitting and talking with him at the play. He will certainly be missed. He was a fine man.
So sorry for the loss of your husband. You both are great people and Christian examples to many.
Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands
passing. God bless you and your family.
Margaret, this still seems so unreal. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be as you go through the process of adjusting to this great loss. Ed was a fine man and he will be missed. May God bless and comfort you, as only He can do. We love you.
Margaret, We are so saddened by seeing this announcement. Just know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary & Jo Ann