Charles D. "Chuck" Briscoe, 83, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. A native of Weirton, W.Va., he was born Oct. 14, 1930, to Frank and Grace (Foster) Briscoe, one of four children. Mr. Briscoe was a retired boiler repair foreman for Weirton Steel with 30 years of service. Chuck, as he was known to many, served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
and was a 32nd degree Mason as well as a Shriner. While a member of the Osiris Shrine in Wheeling, W.Va., he was responsible for transporting many children to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Erie, Pa. Chuck was also a member of the Shriner's Tin Lizzie Patrol and upon moving to Homosassa in 1985 from New Cumberland, W.Va., he became an accomplished relief wood carver and was a member of the Nature Coast Carvers.
Mr. Briscoe is survived by his wife of 62 years, Emily M. Briscoe, Homosassa; his four children, Janet Zongker (husband Paul), Glendale, Ariz.; Kathy Briscoe (Wayne Zeigenbein) Homosassa; Charles "Charlie" Briscoe (wife Pam), New Manchester, W.Va., and Jodi Rusinovich (husband Paul), Weirton, W.Va.; sister, Ruth Miller (husband Harry), Washington, Pa.; brother, James Briscoe (wife Pat), Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Wendy, Marcie, Christopher, Erik, Heather, John and Janna; and great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Kayla, Zachary, Nicholas, Kaylen, Abigail and Kenzie. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kay Briscoe.
Friends will be received from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, with a celebration of life service beginning at 3 p.m. Interment will be private. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, www.wilderfuneral.com.