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John Ashley Briley

June 28, 1930 May 19, 2020
John Ashley Briley
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Obituary for John Ashley Briley

John Ashley Briley, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Visitors may come by Wilkerson Funeral Home to pay their respects on Friday from 10AM – 3 PM.

A private graveside service will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Briley honorably served in the United States Navy from 1950 – 1954. He had been a member of the Greenville Police Department since 1955, where he retired after 30 years of service. He was promoted to corporal in July of 1961 and then the rank of Sergeant in September of the same year. He later served as a detective for 6 years before being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, where he returned to the uniformed division as a shift supervisor in 1971. Briley then transferred back to the detective division in 1978 and was promoted to captain in September 1981.

John enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an active member of Sweet Gum Grove Free Will Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Briley and Monnie Bryant Briley; and wife, Frances Meeks Briley.

He is survived by his son, Charles Briley and wife, Sylvia of Winterville; and step-granddaughter, Lauren Starling of Winterville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sweet Gum Grove FWB Church, P.O.Box 156, Stokes, NC 27884.


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Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory - Greenville

2100 East Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27858

Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory - Greenville
2100 East Fifth Street Greenville 27858 NC
United States

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Pinewood Memorial Park Final Resting Place

Highway 33 East
Greenville, NC 27858

Highway 33 East Greenville 27858 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sweet Gum Grove FWB Church

787 Sweet Gum Grove Church Rd.
P.O. Box 156
Stokes, NC 27884

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