Kenneth Briles

October 21, 1940 ~ March 4, 2022

Born in: Francesville, IN
Resided in: Grand Prairie, TX

Kenneth (Ken) Lee Briles of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away at the age of 81 on Friday, March 4, 2022.

Kenneth was born on October 21, 1940, in Francesville, Indiana, to Guy Fredrick Briles and Opal May Swihart Briles. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After returning home from war, he started his occupation as an auto mechanic. In 1986, Kenneth opened his first of several automotive repair shops in Grand Prairie, Texas, where he earned an outstanding reputation for being fair and honest. Always a hard worker, his shop was where everyone knew they could trust taking their cars to for repairs and after hours hang out and enjoy a frosty beverage until the day he retired.

Kenneth enjoyed horse racing, owned race horses and ran cattle in Rio Vista. He also enjoyed spending time on the lake with his family. One of the things he enjoyed the most was watching his sons race motocross. He will be dearly missed.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Opal Briles, and his brothers, Dale and Bernie Briles.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie Vance Briles; daughters, Pamela Boschetti, Janet Linehan and husband, Jeff; Kolleen Dominguez and husband, Eddie; sons, Kevin Briles and wife, Samantha; Dan Briles and wife, Karen; stepdaughter, Clarissa Lagow and husband Scott; sister, Linda Austin; grandchildren, Keela, Kynna, Mariah, Brahne, Lauren, Sianna, Kyle, Grayson, Abby, Alyssa and Kameron; and great-grandchildren, Kyan, Nicholas and Mia.

Memorial Service: 10 a.m., Saturday, March 19, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Texas. The family will be there to welcome friends and relatives.

Interment: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 24, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donation’s may be made in Kenneth’s name to Wounded Warrior Project,

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Memorial Service: Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:00 am

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Room: Chapel

Graveside Service: Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

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  1. Condolences to family & friends. We know his sister, Linda and know how much she loved Kenny. We want to thank him for his military service.
    Joe and Saraj Musick

  2. So very sorry for your loss. I can still see Kenneth driving down the street, well below the speed limit. He always gave a simple nod, and that was his way of saying hello. Prayers for your family, and may he Rest In Peace.

  3. I loved Kenny and his family with all my heart
    I have so many wonderful memories of him that I will treasure the rest of my life.
    We did have so many wonderful times with him and his family .Ron Sr. Thought the world of Him
    All of Ron’s family loved him also
    You certainly going to be missed Sweetie.
    Cecil and I will be praying πŸ™ for God to be with his family and give them comfort and peace.
    We are just at peace knowing that you will no longer be in pain God got a wonderful man when he decided he wanted you to be with him in Heaven.
    Until we meet again RIP
    Love you πŸ™πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ™πŸ’œ

  4. My old friend will be missed! I was blessed to have him in my life. He was a true friend and I knew through all the years that I could count on him and he could count on me!

    • Vernon,
      I want to thank you for the wonderful memories you shared about my wonderful brother Kenny.
      He always talked about you.
      He loved you as though you were brothers.
      When you talked about him being in Vegas my husband had been there with him and Leslie. And he was making a lot of money πŸ’° I kept telling him that he should cash it in.
      Two weeks after I got home I received a birthday day card from him it was addressed Mrs Cash IT IN Austin
      I will always treasure them forever.
      Thank you so much Vernon for always being there for my sweet brother .

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