Robert E Browning

Robert Browning

Retired Commander Robert E Browning, 84, formerly of Hanover, New Mexico, passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 8th, in Texas City, Texas. Cmdr. Browning served thirty years in the United States Navy aboard various carriers during his career. He was instrumental in forming the Santa Rita Volunteer Fire Department, was the fire chief for a number of years before turning the reins over to the current chief. He was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Silver City and was a Shriner.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Browning; three sons, James Browning of Houston, Texas, Alan Browning of La Marque, Texas, and Eric Browning of San Jose, California; two daughters, Paula Browning of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and Diane Nemeth of San Jose, California. He is also survived by two grandsons, two granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive guest at 2:00 P.M. with Cremation Memorial Services following at 3:00 P.M., April 19th, 2014 at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591 where you may send your condolences.