George R. Browning, 66, of Taylorville passed away at 4:47 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on September 15, 1952 in Malvern, Arkansas, the son of Robert Oscar and Martha Lorene (Lovell) Browning. He married Tracy Newingham on August 8, 2015 in Taylorville. He was a veteran of the US Army where he served with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. George had many occupations throughout his life and most recently worked as a truck driver. He loved riding his motorcycle and was a supporter of BACA- Bikers Against Child Abuse. He had a gift for working on any type of engine and enjoyed playing pool.
He is survived by his wife: Tracy Browning of Taylorville; children: Tammy Browning of Taylorville, Gina Mollet (Kenny) of Taylorville, Megan Rozzelle (Nathaniel) of San Diego, California, Codi Browning of Arkansas, Jennifer Browning of Arkansas, Jordyn Browning of Taylorville, and Garrett Browning of Loami; 15 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren; step-children: Amber Rynders (Kyle Brown), Ashley Rynders, Shanae Smith, Jacy Smith, and Dustin Smith all of Taylorville; 5 step-grandchildren; sister: Karen Beavers (Dennis) of Kincaid and Teresa Stone of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents: George & Jessie Lovell; and infant brother: Phillip Eugene Wingo.
Mr. Browning will be cremated and the family with host a celebration of his life at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the American Legion in Taylorville.
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memories of George, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.