Graveside service for Mr. Donald Gray Browning, 87, of Anniston, will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Anniston Memorial Gardens. Rev. Zeke Hazelden will be officiating. There will be no public visitation per the family's wishes. Mr. Browning passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021, at Regional Medical Center in Anniston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Gray Browning, and Maudie Mae Browning; his wife, Barbara Sue Browning; and his sister, Sue Blackmon. Left to cherish Mr. Browning's memory are his sons, James E. "Jim" Browning, and his wife Robin, of Weaver and David B. Browning, and his wife Lisa, of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Kevin Browning, and his wife Lori, of Oxford, Kristi Faucett of Atlanta, GA, and Haley Alldredge of Ohatchee; one niece, Kimberly Williams of Anniston; and one nephew, Brad Guy, and his wife Barbara, of Eastaboga. Mr. Browning graduated from Oxford High School in 1951. After graduating, he immediately joined the US Navy, where he served honorably for three years. Upon his discharge, he returned to Calhoun County and began a career in law enforcement. Mr. Browning was a motorcycle officer for the Anniston Police Department and also served as an Alabama State Trooper. While working as a police officer, Mr. Browning attended trade school where he became a certified HVAC technician. He then worked for Winn Dixie maintaining coolers and freezers. Mr. Browning's career path then led him to Carrier Corporation, servicing industrial chillers until 1979, when he purchased and successfully operated a residential/commercial heating and cooling business until he retired in 1996. Mr. Browning was an avid fisherman, a licensed pilot, and he officiated high school football games for many years in Calhoun County. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to a favorite charity of your choice
, in Mr. Browning's memory. Online condolences to the family at: www.annistonmemorial.com.
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