Clarence Browning Jr. (1929 – 2015)

InMemoryClarence “Jay” Browning, Jr., of Montpelier and formerly of Huntington, West Virginia passed away Friday morning at Genesis Health Care in Bryan, Ohio. He was born on February 14, 1929 in Huntington, West Virginia to Clarence J. and Ellar (Linville) Browning, Sr. Jay served his country in the Army during the Korean War.

Jay was the owner of “C.J. Browning Landscaping Company,” a commercial and residential landscaping contractor for approximately 30 years in and around
Columbus, Ohio.

He is survived by three sons, Jerry Browning of Huntington, West Virginia, Rory Browning of Angola, Indiana and Toby Browning of Florida; three daughters, Francis (Jim) Hall of Barbersville, West Virginia, Deborah (Tim) Swager of Fremont, Indiana and Linda Gail of Miller, Georgia; one sister Myrtle (Vince) Gonzalus of Bryan; four grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Timothy, and two brothers.

Visitation for Jay will be on Sunday, March 1st from 1-2pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer. A service will follow at 2pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be left online for the family at

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