Graveside Services for Brownie Browne, 85, Oklahoma City resident and former Clinton business man will be held 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March 26, 2020 in the Mound Valley Cemetery in Thomas., Oklahoma officiated by Pastor Rick Robart and under the direction of the Kiesau Lee Funeral Home.
Brownie Myron Browne was born June 22, 1932, the only child of Vester L. Browe and Sally (Shanks) Browne in Lawton, Oklahoma and passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK.
At an early age he moved to Duncan, Oklahoma where he lived until June 1939 when he moved to Clinton, Oklahoma. He graduated from Clinton High School with the class of 1950. He furthered his education at the University of Oklahoma where he graduated in 1954 with a degree in finance and a minor in marketing. He was an active member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. At OU he was in the Army ROTC program and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation and served two years in the Army at Fort Knox,
Kentucky. He was honorably discharged at the rank of captain in 1957. At that time he returned to Clinton, Oklahoma and joined Strange Jones Wholesale Company where he served as Vice President until his retirement in 1990. After retirement, he spent his time in his farming and cattle business in Custer and Dewey Counties. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, Clinton, Oklahoma, and served on the board of directors of the Methodist Nursing Home in Clinton. He was an avid sports fan, especially OU sports. Thunder Basketball and Clinton High School football.
In 1992 he married Regena (Foster) Graham and they made their home in Oklahoma City. They enjoyed retirement and traveling to many parts of Europe and the United States.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister in law, Dixie Bucknell and brother-in-law, Robert Bucknell.
He is survived by his wife, Regina, of the home, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ramona and Lloyd Searcey, Edmond, Oklahoma, nephews, Dr. Scott Searcey and wife Dr. Mary Beth Searcey, Edmond, Oklahoma, Craig Bucknell and niece, Michele Hart, Dallas, Texas, Alanna Bucknell Baker and husband, Nick, Colorado Springs, CO and two great nephews and two great-nieces.
The family has requested donations be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 or the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Frisco, Clinton, Oklahoma, 73601 or a charity of your choice.