Harlan Browning, 71, of Tamms, died at 10:24 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Union County Hospital in Anna.
He was born on Feb. 5, 1948, in Olive Branch, the son of Russell Harlan and Martha Haynes Browning.
He married Deloris “Dee” Mowery on May 31, 1969.
He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a six-year veteran, with two tours in Vietnam.
He was a jack of all trades and he could figure out and fix anything. He worked for nine years for Caterpillar in Joliet and then 24 years for the Alexander County Highway Department. For the last 11 years he has worked for Jackson-Hewitt.
While he worked his “job” to pay the bills, his heart remained on the farm, especially when it came to his cattle. Harlan was also a cancer survivor. In 2018 he fought and won inoperable lung cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Deloris “Dee” Browning of Tamms; sons Brad (Lorrie) Browning of Martin, Tenn., and Chris (Stacy) Browning of Cypress; a daughter, Carina (Robert) Lumpkin of Odenton, Md.; grandchildren Amya, Allison, Dalton and Shelby; sisters Barb Wright, Evelyn Lynch, Rosemary Fleming and Mildred Varner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Browning; a sister, Kathleen Pearman; and an infant brother.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Funeral services for Harlan Browning are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, with Jay Franklin and the Rev. Roger Odum officiating. Interment will be in Sims Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family visit www.crainsonline.com.
Crain Funeral Home in Tamms was in charge of arrangements.