GREENVILLE, KY., Edward Hayes Browning, 81, of Greenville went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 16, 2022. He was born on August 21, 1940, the son of Eura and Josine Browning. Eddie was a 1958 graduate of Greenville High School. He was married to the love of his life, Sandra, in 1960. Eddie spent his early career as a coal miner and then over 30 years selling cars. He was an active member of First Baptist Church where he served as a leader, deacon, teacher, and volunteer for many years. Eddie loved playing cards with his brothers, Joe, John, and Bob. He especially enjoyed their legendary Rook games where they kept an annual tally for bragging rights. He was passionate about helping people whether it was assisting them with buying a car or through volunteering at his church. He wanted his family and his church to know his deep love for them.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 59 years Sandra Richardson Browning in 2020.
He is survived by his daughter Melissa Atherton (Alan) of Hermitage, TN, son Mark Browning of Houston, TX, and son Neil Browning (Holly) of Greenville, grandson Nick (Margaret) Atherton, granddaughters Laura Atherton, Alli (Jay Newcom) Browning, Madison Browning, brothers Joe (Mary) Browning, John (Karen) Browning, Bob (Jackie) Browning, sister-in-law Sarah Richardson, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Greenville, Kentucky.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Stained Glass Fund, 145 S Main St, Greenville, KY 42345.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.garysfuneralhome.net