Donnie Ray Browning, 71, of Madisonville, Tenn., died February 11 at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville.
Born in Neon, he was a son of the late Bill and Mollie Browning.
He was mentioned in the book, ‘The Heroes of Coach David Hurst,’ who was his football coach when he attended Fleming-Neon High School. He was chosen his senior year as the most outstanding football player for the Kentucky All-Star team.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Kelly Browning; a son, Donnie Rayford Browning and wife Laura of Madisonville, Tenn.; two daughters, Cindi Browning Scott and husband Denny of Naples, Fla., and Heather Browning Cutlip and husband Larry of Diamond, Oh.; three brothers, James Browning of Lafolette, Tenn., Ted Browning of Crossville, Tenn., and Harold Browning of Lancaster; three sisters, Enith Bentley of Lancaster, Sue Browning of Neon, and Bobbie Jean Whitaker of Cromona; 12 grandchildren, Matthew Browning, Lauren Browning, Justin Browning, Jacob Browning, Sara Browning, Jared Browning, Keith Scott, Brent Scott, Brandon Cutlip, Heath Cutlip. Griffin Cutlip and Meagan Cutlip; and a great-granddaughter, Madison Rose Browning.
Funeral services were held February 15 in Mansfield, Ohio. Entombment was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.
Everidge Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.