Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1954

Billy Browning BILLY DON BROWNING, 72, past owner of Dublin Pawn and Sales, went peacefully in his sleep to be with God on Dec. 06, 2007, with interment at Bullock Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Bill was born on Nov. 8, 1935 in Haskell, TX, to the late Eugene and Willie Mae Browning. He married Joyce Dempsey (RHS-1954) in November of 1954 in Ranger & was a devoted and loving husband for 57 years. Bill graduated from Ranger High School in 1954. He played on the 1953 Class A State Football Championship team of Ranger High School and was known as "The Golden Toe" for his kicking abilities. He served in the National Guard, patrolled pipelines; crop dusted and then flew many years as a commercial airline pilot. Bill was known for his dry sense of humor, his charity and genuine caring for people. He had a heart of gold and was willing to give everyone a chance. Bill was a member of the Stephenville First United Methodist Church and involved in the Kum Dubl Sunday School Class. In retirement he enjoyed watching sports, playing golf, and fishing; but mostly he enjoyed every moment he spent with his grandson, Shane. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife Joyce Browning of Stephenville; daughter, Teri Baxter and her husband Brad of Mesquite; grandsons, Shane Spinks; Clint Baxter and Charlie Baxter all of Mesquite; sister, Oneida England (RHS-1943) of Bedford, and niece Sandi Griffin (RHS-1962) of Bedford.