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Thomas Browning

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Born 11-5-1925 -- Died 7-08-2005

Thomas Morgan Browning, 79, of Horse-shoe Bend died July 8, 2005, after a long illness at the emergency room in the Community Medical Center of Calico Rock.

He was born Nov. 5, 1925, the son of the late Thomas Morgan and Betsy Ann Browning, in Gassaway, W. Va. He was united in marriage to June Frances Alderman on Dec. 3, 1949.

Browning served his country in World War II and Korea, maintaining radio equipment. He was always interested in radio, electronics and amateur (HAM) radio. He held a General Class license WAIELQ. He belonged to the American Amateur Radio League (AARL) and the National Rifle Association. He loved to shoot skeet and trap.

He was an avid reader and was knowledgeable of almost any subject.

He helped to install WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston, W. Va. While there he went to work for Radio Corporation of American (RCA) installing and maintaining theater equipment, plus high power audio and industrial equipment and was sent to Pittsburgh, Pa. While in Pittsburgh he was promoted to installing and servicing the RCA electron microscope, used primarily by hospitals, medical schools and industries in research.

In 1962, he was transferred to Boston, Mass. He retired in December of 1985. In 1986, he started his own business, Browning Enterprises Inc., performing the same type of work as he had done for RCA in Boston. In 1993 he retired for the second time.

He and his wife, June moved to Horseshoe Bend in 1994.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, June.

Browning was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Ruth; and a half-sister, Emma Henretty.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.

His ashes will be taken back to Gassaway, W. Va., for a military funeral at a later date at the Otter Cemetery.