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 Carl V Browning

Carl V Browning

Baird, Callahan County, Texas, USA
Death 16 Jul 2012 (aged 86)
Midland, Midland County, Texas, USA
Burial Midland, Midland County, Texas, USA
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Carl V. Browning, Jr. passed away on July 16, 2012, into the embrace of his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, at the age of 86.

Carl was born in Baird, Texas, on December 9, 1925, to the late Carl V. Browning, Sr. and Mary Jane Finto Browning; he was the youngest of three children. He grew up in Roscoe, Texas, participating in Boy Scouts, winning local table tennis championships, and playing defensive end for the high school varsity team.

Carl loved the United States of America. At the age of 17 he joined the United States Navy as a sailor and airplane technician aboard the aircraft carrier USS Makin Island. He humbly served to protect and defend this nation against her enemies during World War II, earning six battle stars during tours in the Pacific Theatre. Few things honored him more than the Stars & Stripes standing tall, waving proudly. Few things brought tears to his eyes more than the Star Spangled Banner. He was all that is good about America.

He married the love of his life, Delia Izora Browning, in Snyder, Texas, on July 14, 1948. The couple celebrated 64 joyful years of marriage this past Saturday.

Carl moved to Midland in December 1959 and worked as a Supervisor in the Department of Energy at Gulf Oil Company until May 1983. He was an avid student of history, a talented carpenter, an ardent reader, and an engaged, passionate citizen. As a member of First Baptist Church in Midland, he served in the preschool and youth departments for over 40 years. He also loved John Wayne and every single one of his movies. He loved a great laugh and a good fight.
More than the sum of any events or interests in his life, Carl's legacy is as a source of true Christian inspiration for all who knew him. He served those around him with a cheerful, gracious spirit. He poured his soul and joy into his grandchildren. He raised his children rightly and taught them well to serve humbly and love sacrificially. He loved his wife faithfully as Christ loved the church, giving to her unconditionally all that was good in him. He loved the Lord with every thought in his mind, every beat of his heart, and every ounce of his soul.

Throughout his life Carl possessed an inspiring combination of hard work, unyielding ambition, courage to do what is right, and compassion and bravery to fight for those that could not fight for themselves. His deeds were his words.

At 10:30 a.m. on July 16, 2012, Carl V. Browning, Jr. took his last breath on this earth. After a long, difficult battle with Alzheimer's disease, his pain was over and his faith was complete. He ran the race and fought the good fight. He was ushered into the throne room of his Savior to deafening applause. The angels sang and the saints rejoiced.

He is survived by his wife, Izora Browning of Midland, his three children: Patsy Browning of Amarillo, Carl V. Browning III and his wife Mary Jo of Kerrville, and Barbara Dunton and her husband Darrell of Midland; his five grandchildren Sean Browning with his wife Angie and three great-grandchildren Payton, Hayden and Zayne, Doctor Travis Browning with his wife Mindy and great-grandson Ryan, Justin Dunton with his wife Tricia and great-grandson Graeme, Jason Dunton with his wife Joanna, and Jenny Leonard with her husband Andrew and great-granddaughter Zoey, and one niece, Dixie Fortune of Tyler. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Glenn, his sister Lilah, and his granddaughter Amber Dawn Browning.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm, Friday, July 20 at the funeral home. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, July 21, at 1:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church. A graveside service at Resthaven Memorial Park will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Midland or the "Arise and Build" campaign of First Baptist Church of Midland.

To the nurses at Hospice of Midland, the "well-buttered, ornery, big guy" would like to say "thank you for your kindness, love, and tender care."

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.

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