James Samuel "Sam" Browning Sr. (1923 - 2019)

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James Samuel "Sam" Browning Sr., 95, of Sam Browning Road, Lebanon, died at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at his residence.
He was born on April 14, 1923 in Marion County. He was a U.S. Army combat veteran of World War II, a lifelong farmer, had worked at St. Marys College until its closing in 1976, was a lifelong member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, president of the parish council, and was an altar server.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Joseph Edgar and Mary Ethel Mattingly Browning; two brothers, Ed and John D. Browning; and five sisters, Margaret Ledwell, Mary Rita Browning, Grace Brady, Gladys Mattingly, and Nancy Osborne.
Survivors include: his wife, Cynthia Hayden Browning; two sons, Sammy (Ellen) Browning Jr. of Clearwater, Florida and Gary (Christy) Browning of Bowling Green; three daughters, Peggy Browning Burke of Lebanon, Dr. T. Rita Browning of Hohot, China, and Annette "Lee" Robinson of Lebanon; two brothers, Ben Browning of Bowling Green and Mike "Lib" Browning of Louisville; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at St. Charles Catholic Church in St. Mary with burial in the church cemetery with military honors conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Rev. Bryan Lamberson and Deacon Joe Ray Dant will officiate.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday by Deacon Joe Ray Dant at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield where friends may call from 4:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. Tuesday and again from 7 a.m. till 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Brandon, Daniel, Clayton, and Karl Robinson, Garret Browning, Jackson Benningfield, and Luke and David Browning.
Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
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Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Jan. 9, 2019
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