|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1922|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 2009|
Graveside services will be held Monday, March 16, 2009, at 11 a.m., in South Park Cemetery for Charles D. Browning Sr., 86, of Roswell. Mr. Browning passed away Thursday, March 12, 2009, at a local care center after a long battle with cancer. The Rev. Lonnie Owens of Christ Church will officiate.
Charles was born April 24, 1922, in Gilbert, W. Va., to J. Nelson and Ellen Sayer Browning. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Emogene and Elizabeth Browning; five brothers, Guy, Garland, Ben, Harry and Dana Browning; his mother-in-law, Fannie Musick; brothers-in-law, Joe Musick, Maurice Musick, Bill Lester, Dave Williams and Glynn Rhodes.
He grew up and attended school in West Virginia. He worked in the coal mines until 1956, when he and his family moved to New Mexico. He worked for the New Mexico State Highway Department, Dick Wright Engineering, and James Waide Construction. Charles was in the Army Air Corps, was a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a 32nd degree Mason and served as a past master of his Blue Lodge in Yeager, W. Va. He was a member of the Masons for 60 years.
Charles is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth Browning. They were married July 24, 1947, in Gilbert. Charles loved his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by one daughter, Paula Camp, and her husband, Danny, of Roswell; one son, Charles D. (Chuck) Browning Jr., and his wife, Swanee, of New Braunfels, Texas; his grandchildren, Ty Camp, and his wife, Sarah, of Lexington, Ky., Scarlett Kiowski and her husband, Ben, of Buda, Texas, Shannon Chandler, of Roswell, Charlie Browning, of New Braunfels, and Amanda Leeper and her husband, Jonathan of New Braunfels; great-grandchildren, Emelie, Jillian and Avery Kiowski of Buda, and Michael Chandler of Roswell. In addition, he is survived by one brother, J. Nelson Browning Jr., of Charleston, W. Va.; sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Browning, of Cleveland; brother-in-law, Everett Musick, and wife, Doris, of Corsicana, Texas; sister-in-law, Virginia Williams, of Richardson, Texas; sister-in-law, Barbara Lester, of Bristol, Va.; brother-in-law, Ronald Ellis, and wife, Sarah, of New Braunfels; sister-in-law, Sue Rhodes, of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Mary Musick, of Edgewood; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Danny Camp, Ty Camp, Charlie Browning, Terry Rhodes, Kendell Buzard and Jonathan Leeper. Honorary pallbearers will be Carol Martin, Pat Dwyer, Harvey Long, Cotton Stevens and James Waide.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.
South Park Cemetery
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Mar 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34836288
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