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     Edward Arthur “Edd” Browning, age 63, of rural Lamar, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010 at his home.


     Edd was born August 4, 1946, at Benton, Illinois, to Dillard & Coy (Wiggins) Browning.  After graduating from Benton High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in Japan during the Vietnam War.  While an accident while in the military left Ed disabled, his determination, perseverance, and love of life enabled him to achieve many goals.   A consummate learner, Edd earned a bachelor’s degree in business as well as a degree in theology.  He was the insurance agency manager of Brown & Associates in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas for many years and also preached for a short time.  He was an avid sports fan, especially enjoying activities that could be shared with his family.  He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and Lamar I.O.O.F.


     On September 3, 1968, Edd married Joyce Anne Black and together they had two sons, Edward II and John.  They divorced in 1983 and Edd moved from Wichita Falls, Texas to Lamar, where he met and married Donna L. Gerths July 18, 1986.  They made their home in Barton County where they were raising their two children, Ricky and Alicia. 


     Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Donna, and their children, Ricky Alan Browning and Alicia Nicole Browning, all of the home; sons and their wives, Edward II and Mandy Browning of Licking, Missouri, and John & Ticylee Browning of Joplin; a sister, Miriam Dice, Lamar; seven grandchildren; and a large extended family.


     The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home.


     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 28th, at Daniel Funeral Home where full military honors will be conducted at the close of the service.  Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery northeast of Sheldon.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Edd Browning family, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


     Condolences may be sent on-line @


#8 SPRINGFIELD, MOJANE WEST 2010-08-31 19:37
I agree with Jake, Lenny absolutely did an outstanding job with Edward's Eulogy. I have never been so moved by a eulogy as I was that day by such a work of art. how uplifting. WELL SPOKEN, EXCELLENT DELIVERY. Edward was lucky to have a good friend like Lenny.
#7 LAMAR MOJAKE GREEN 2010-08-30 21:01
#6 Marion IowaJack Bradley 2010-08-05 07:38
I am another high school classmate. Edd was one of my facebook contacts as are several other classmates. Edd will be missed. Our prayers are with his family.
#5 Victoria, KSJoe Porter 2010-08-04 11:18
Edd went to Belton High School with me. Sorry to hear of his passing. I ans asome of the others just got back on Facebook that use to go To Belton High. When we talked he said he had children at home. I asked if he would make it to the Reunion if we had one, said yes he would try. He will be there in our thoughts and prayers I know. Always missed seeing old friends from School."Those were the good Ole Days". To Donna and all the family. I wish you all the thought's and Prayers, at this moment in life. Joe Porter
#4 Benton ILMary and Wendell Eubanks 2010-07-30 09:23
Donna and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Ed was a great guy and he was a beloved cousin. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you all. Mary
#3 Columbia, MONelson and Aimee Hicks 2010-07-28 11:58
Eddie and Mandy, our thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
#2 LamarGail Hamilton and Family 2010-07-26 14:16
Donna and Family so sorry for your loss, Donna please know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
With Love the Hamilton Family
#1 Joplin, MoDawnLynn Hood, Marlene Altman 2010-07-26 10:38
Our prayer's go out to you and your family. Your in our thought's and our heart.

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