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MAJ (Ret) John Calvin Browning Sr.
With great sorrow, we announce the passing of our hero, John Calvin Browning Sr., 80, of Lanett, who peacefully passed from this life on Thursday at his home, surrounded by his family.
J.C. Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, Tyler and Ethyl Browning of Lanett; sister, Covella Kirby; and brother, James Browning; parents-in-law, Horace and Evelyn Hamlet; sister-in-law, Sharon Daniel; and brother-in-law, Michael Hamlet.
Loving survivors are his dedicated wife of 56 years, June; daughter, Angela Eguiguren and husband Vincent; son, John C. Browning Jr. and wife Cheryl; son, Andrew S. Browning and wife Sandra; daughter, Beth Couch; son, Matthew Ian Browning; brothers, Max, Gordon and Lee Browning and wife Ramona; sister-in-law, Betsy Nichols and husband Jim; brothers-in-law, David Hamlet and wife Rebecca, and Billy Hamlet and wife Sarah; grandchildren, Amanda Browning, Lisa Hollingsworth, Rachael Shaw, Nicholas Eguiguren, Amy Stanley, Natalie Baylis, Tra Odom, Nic Johnson, Duane Palmer, David Palmer, Ryan Walters, Riannon Stanley, Ryan McGraw, Cari Browning, Marissa Browning, and Marcella Browning; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all who loved him so much and will miss his love, modesty, kindness, and devotion to family and friends.
Our hero J.C. Sr. was a military veteran who served two years as a Merchant Marine, followed by a 24-year career in the U.S. Army, retiring as a major. He was a Green Beret in the 5th Special Forces Group, twice served in Vietnam, and was attached to the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and the Central Intelligence Agency.