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Dan Browning

September 10, 1943 ~ February 8, 2019 (age 75)
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David Daniel “Dan” Browning, 75, answered the call of his Heavenly Father on Friday, February 8, 2019, at his home. The son of the late William Edward and Lula Mae Farmer Browning, Dan was born on September 10, 1943, in Gaston County, NC.


Dan was a truck driver with D.M. Bowman Transportation of Huntersville, NC for 24 years. As an active member of Cooleemee Church of God, he served as an usher, choir member and treasurer of the church. He enjoyed gardening and “tinkering” with things, and he loved his family.


Those remaining to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 56 years, Margie Combs Browning; three sons: Bobby Browning (Dusky) of Fork-Bixby, Tommy Browning (Amber) of Cooleemee, and Robert Browning (Brooke) of Fork-Bixby; one daughter, Pam Durham (Randy) of Mocksville; three brothers: Bill Browning (Ruth) of Georgia, Johnny Browning of Charlotte, and Kenny Browning of Gaston County; and two sisters, Rosie Scott and Joyce Moore, both of Gaston County. Six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ricky Browning, and three sisters: Vera, Mary and Rachel.


The family will receive friends from 6:30 – 8:30 Monday at Davie Funeral Chapel. The service to celebrate Dan’s life will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 12, at Cooleemee Church of God with Pastor Bruce Harry officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the time of service. Interment will follow in Legion Memorial Park.


In lieu of flowers, memorials to honor Dan’s life may be directed to Cooleemee Church of God, PO Box 357, Cooleemee, NC 27014.


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