OAK RIDGE - Clarence Wilson Browning, 98, passed away peacefully as he was surrounded by his family on June 17, 2012.
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Funeral services celebrating his life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church with Pastor Dr. Michael Kurtz and the Rev. Karen Kurtz officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors bestowed.
A native of Guilford County, he was the son of the late Maggie Preddy and John Franklin Browning. He graduated from Oak Ridge Military Institute and later retired from the U.S. Army as a Lt. Colonel. He served during World War II, in both the Pacific and Europe. He later would receive a Bronze Star.
After he returned from his active duty, he served with the U.S. Army Reserves until his retirement from the Army. Clarence worked for Adams Millis Hosiery, in Kernersville, and was the personnel manager when he retired in 1978.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister; and a brother, Rufus Harvey Browning.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Juanita Frances Linville Browning of the home; daughter, Martha Browning Mullis and Tim of Gastonia; sons, John Franklin Browning and Beth of Oak Ridge and Paul Wilson Browning and Mary of Graham; grandchildren, Cory Wilson Browning, Erin Elizabeth Browning, Jordan Franklin Browning, Matthew Holt Browning and Anna Elizabeth Mullis; niece, Helen Martin and Bobby of Kernersville; and nephew, Wilson Browning and Lee Ann of Summerfield.
The family will visit with friends from 6 until 8 Tuesday evening at the Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, 2424 Oak Ridge Road, in Oak Ridge.
Friends and family may sign and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
Memorial contributions are asked to be made to the church cemetery fund.
Published in TheTimesNews.com from June 18 to June 19, 2012