R. Jack Browning, 74

Rufus Jack Browning, 74, of Brady, died Sunday, June 17 at his home in Brady. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21 in the First Baptist Church of Brady, the Rev. Ray Ash, officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery under the direction of Leatherwood Memorial Chapels. Born July 6, 1926, in Desdemona to T.L. and Ruth Whitehead Browning, he married Elizabeth Jane Mund. He coached football in Hillsboro, Eldorado, Eden, Van Horn, San Angelo, Odessa and Rochelle before moving to Brady in 1972. He was a real estate broker for 30 years, owning Browning Real Estate and being a partner in Rainbow Realty. Mr. Browning served a term on the Brady City Council, electing not to run for re-election last May. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Brady Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a past master of the lodge. He also was an Air Force veteran of World War II and Korea. Survivors include his wife, Jane, of Brady; two sons, Robert David Browning and his wife, Cheryl, of Midland, and Gregory Jack Browning of Melvin; a daughter, Lori Doak and her husband, Louis, of Lake Jackson; two brothers, Landon Browning of Palestine and Doug Browning of Duncanville; four sisters, Tommy Norton of Paris, Fern Veazey of Canton, Edith Cazee of Hobbs, N. Mex., and Sharon Davis of Cisco; five grandchildren, Eric Browning, Jordan Browning, Lia Doak, Lauren Doak and Logan Doak. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Hoyt, and a sister, Ima Jean Trosclaire. Pallbearers were Clarence Friar, John Bucy, Freddy Johnson, Don Dodd and Paul Willis. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Brady City Council.

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