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Charles Edward Biery, 92, passed away peacefully at his home on January 4, 2012. Charles was born in Streetman, Texas on February 19,1919 to William Frederick and Dora Vermelle Brown Biery, who preceded him in death, as well as his sister Dorothy Hoagland, son Thomas William Biery and first wife Margaret Blythe Biery. Charles is survived by; his wife of 35 years, Rosalyn Biery; son Charles Edward Biery Jr. and wife Diane; daughter Jayme Biery of San Francisco, CA.; step-daughters - Cathy Holden and husband Alan and Karyn Norris and husband Rick; grand children - Dylan Charles Biery, Amanda Biery, Jennifer Jo De Loach, Charles Nathan Dennis, Erin Elizabeth Lindheim and husband Kfir, Robert Kyle Ruff, Jeffery Charles Norris and wife Karen, Christina Guerra, Stephen C. Melton and Kimberly Soto; great grandson Cadel Lindheim, also a niece Anna Lisa Biery Ramirez and nephews; Honorable Chief US District Judge Samuel "Fred" Biery Jr. and Attorney Robert Hoagland. After attending Baylor Law School, Charles obtained his degree at St. Mary's University School of Law in 1942. He chose to start his career as an FBI agent, but enlisted to serve his country during WWII in the Navy, where he was involved in the Pacific Conflict. After the war, he worked in the Bexar County District Clerk's office and the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's office. Charles is also survived by his brother Samuel Frederick Biery Sr. of New Braunfels, who was also his law partner for many years in their firm - Biery, Biery, Myers and Armstrong. Charles was a founding partner in this law firm which was in high standing for sixty years. For fifty of those years, he was also City Attorney for the City of Terrell Hills. Charles and his brother Sam were honored in 1997 with the Joe Frazier Brown, Sr. Award of Excellence in the SA Bar Journal. He was an esteemed member of the American Bar and San Antonio Bar Association for many years and will be missed by his fellow attorneys. During his off time, Charles was an avid fisherman in his favorite place, Rockport, Texas. Many thanks go to Amedisys Hospice Services for all their help and compassion. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to the
. A memorial service will be held on Thursday January 19th, 2012 at 11 am, at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 10915 Vance Jackson, and San Antonio, TX 78230.
Vance Jackson - San Antonio
2200 N.W. Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78230
Published in Express-News on Jan. 15, 2012