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Howard Gene Browning

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Howard Gene Browning Obituary
Gene Browning, age 71, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at Palava Cemetery with David Peyton officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Howard Gene Browning was born on May 22, 1943 in Colorado City to Mitchell Coy and Margie E. (Grubbs) Browning. He graduated from Newman High School in 1962. He married Margaret Kearney on July 21, 1967 in Sweetwater. He was a member of Highland Heights United Methodist Church. He worked for Lone Star Gas for many years as a service technician before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a lifetime member of NRA, past president of the Sweetwater Rifle & Pistol Club, and Chairman Emertus of Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club's Gun and Coin Show.
He is survived by two sons, Jason Browning of Sweetwater and Clint Browning of Killeen; three granddaughters, Lauren Browning, Kathryn Browning and Bridget Browning; three brothers, Jerry Browning and Jimmy (Bo) Browning and wife Brenda, all of Sweetwater and Ronnie Browning and wife Cheryl of Marble Falls; and one sister, Carolyn Flint and husband Jimmy of Sweetwater; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell Coy and Margie Browning; his wife, Margaret Browning; and sister-in-law, Willene Browning.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Boy Scout Troop #140, Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club and Ducks Unlimited.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Feb. 17, 2015
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