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Charles Briggs

March 23, 1929 — May 3, 2020

Charles Briggs


Charles Briggs, 91, of Wharton passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 3, 2020.  He was born on March 23, 1929 in Chesterville, TX to Maurice Benjamin Briggs and Mary Edith Beals Briggs.


Charles was a longtime resident of Wharton. He served our country honorably in the U. S. Navy.   He married Betty Marie Briggs and together they raised 3 children, she preceded him in death in 1996.  He worked as a Maintenance Mechanic for many years but was known as an all-around handyman. He was able to weld and fix electrical problems.  He worked in the oilfield at one time.  Charles loved his family.  He was jovial and kindhearted.  He enjoyed going to Los Cucos for  Margaritas.  He also like getting together for family game nights which included dominoes and cards.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; grandson, Casey Matula; sister, Minnie Krivet and brothers: Ben Briggs and Claude Briggs.


He is survived by his daughters, Connie Matula and husband, Mark of Wharton and Linda Bartos and husband, Stanley of Wharton; son Richard Briggs and wife, Sylvia of Richmond; grandchildren: Tracey Matula and wife, Kim, Wesley Matula and wife, Sonya; Bryan Matula and wife, Kelly, Becky Moseley and husband, Kyle, Jennifer Spreen and husband, Steven, Steven Bartos, Pamela Krohn and husband, Joey, Michael Briggs and wife, Rachel; James Briggs, Evelyn Garcia and Denya Delgado; 31 Great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.


Visitation was held on Thursday, May 7th from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Home.  Funeral Services were held on Friday, May 8th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Laura Olsen officiating.  Burial followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were  Tracey Matula, Wesley Matula, Bryan Matula, Steven Bartos, Michael Briggs and James Briggs.


Services are under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.  Condolences may be left at

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Friday, May 8, 2020

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