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Horace Kelly Browning

October 27, 1927 — February 1, 2019

Angels rejoiced February 1st 2019 when Horace Kelly Browning walked through the gates of Heaven.  He probably heard, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”  Mr. Browning was born October 27, 1927 to the late William Rudolph and Gertrude Browning in Carlisle, Tennessee , the oldest of 4 children.  He is survived by his wife, Sandra Browning, brother: Charles Edward (Naomi) Browning, Children: Charles (Julie) Browning, Debra Burns, Margo (Loren) Snyder, Phyllis (John) Talley, Steven (Rebecca) Browning and 10 grandchildren;  Taylor Browning, Brian (Michelle) Burns, Jemal (Theresa) McNabb, Loren Snyder III, Emily Snyder, Phyllis (Eric) Watson, Michael  Gambony Jr., Richard,  Heidi and Josiah Browning. 11 great-grandchildren; Kyle and Katelyn Burns, Jonathan (Lindsey) Leslie, Desra Huttinger, Gavin and Justin Snyder, Alisa, Bradley, Cody and Emma Watson, Damian Trobaugh. 2 great, great-Grandchildren Kylee and Lucas Huttinger. He also had 2 stepdaughters, (Deborah (John) Pope, Sharon Cook;     5 step-grandchildren;  Lauren Pope and Taylor Pope, Michael  and Elizabeth Thomas and Sean Eisman; 3 step great-grandchildren:  Caden and Conner Wagner and Jason Thomas. He was preceeded in death by his first wife Ophelia Ponce de Leon Browning, sister Anne Bell Fowler and  brother William Browning Mr. Browning retired from the Navy as Senior Chief Petty Officer, after serving 24 years, serving all over the world… San Diego, California and Scotland were a couple of his home ports. He was a submariner.  He taught at the University of Michigan teaching Naval Science.  He also wrote promotional exams for the Navy at the University of Illinois.  He was an auditor for the federal government, auditing banks.  Being principal at Racine Baptist School, Racine, Wisconsin; Riverlake Christian Academy, Waverly, Tennessee and Hillview Christian School, Dickson, Tennessee, (all Christian schools), was one of his loves as well as being church treasurer.   Mr. Browning was a very loving Christian man who loved his family.  He was devoted to his first wife, Ophelia, for almost 50 years, and after she passed away, he remarried to Sandy Browning and has been married to her almost 20 years.  He loved being with children, and his grandchildren were a delight to him.  When some of them were little, he loved putting them in the wagon and taking them through the pine trees for a ride.  And the children loved him. Mr. Browning became a Christian in Granite City, IL where he has remained faithful to the Lord many, many years.  He has been a member of Waverly First Baptist church for almost 18 years.
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