Hiram Joseph Browning (72)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: November 28, 1949
Death: November 5, 2022

Hiram Joseph “Joe” Browning, 72, of Grayville, Illinois, died Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He was born November 28, 1949, in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, the son of Walter Graden Browning and Madge (Churchwell) Browning. He was married to Sharon (Parker) Browning, and she survives.

Joe worked in the Illinois Basin oilfields as a driller and well pumper. He was an avid reader, and enjoyed telling stories, driving, and tinkering with vehicles with his grandchildren. He was a United States Army veteran and a member of the New Life Center Church in Grayville.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Browning of Grayville; daughters Judith (John) Graham of Atwater, California, Elizabeth (Stephen) Mills of Roxboro, North Carolina; daughter-in-law Donna Browning of Olney, Illinois; brother William “Bill” Browning of San Jose, California; sister Erma (Bill) Yates of Carmi, Illinois; grandchildren Timothy Graham, Jonathan Graham, Nathanael Graham, Joshua (Charity) Graham, Benjamin Graham, Kimberly Manning, Matthew Mills; great-grandchildren Aden, Blake, Charlie Jo, Dylan, and Daisy.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son Joseph Lee Browning; brothers Charles, Donnie, Harold, Larry, and Jimmy Browning; and sister Patricia Newman.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Thursday, November 10, 2022, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville, Illinois.

Funeral is 10 am, Friday, November 11, 2022, at New Life Center in Grayville.

Burial with military rites is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 5-7 pm
Service: New Life Center, Grayville, Illinois - Friday, November 11, 2022 - 10 am
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois - with Military Rites

1 thought on “Hiram Joseph Browning”

  1. This was a great man, a gentle giant that we all loved and admired. He’s always in our memories and our prayers are with all of the family and friends, especially his wife and immediate family. So sad to see another soldier gone home, but we are rejoicing knowing he’s also rejoicing in a much better place right now and forever. God bless all of the family! We love you all!

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