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
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.