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Stephen Browning

Stephen Wayne Browning

          Stephen Wayne Browning was born on October 30, 1949 in Fort Worth, Texas, to Claude E. Browning and Mary Frances Stephens Browning, and died from complications due to COVID-19 on December 30, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Mary Frances Browning; his grandparents, Thomas A. Stephens and Dixie Lee Stephens, and Wayne Browning and Lucinda Browning; his uncles Fred Stephens and his wife Jane Stephens, Mark Stephens, and his nephew Clay Shear. He leaves behind his sisters, Judy Baker Stone and her husband Jack Stone, their son Todd Stone and his wife Dana, their daughter Sara Arnold and her husband Earl Arnold; sister Patricia Ann Baker and her children Mark Shear and his wife Kristen Shear, David L. Huddleston and his wife Sandra, and Amy L. Huddleston; his aunt Betty Stephens Moore, and nearly 20 nieces and nephews; his cousins Michael Moore and his wife Monica and children, and Rick Moore and children; Susan Stephens Geyer and her husband Mark and their children, Katherine Stephens Smethie and her husband Steven Smethie and their children; Tom Stephens and his wife Kathleen and children.

          Stephen was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and graduated from R. L. Paschal High School and received his associate’s degree from North Texas State University. Stephen worked for the Fort Worth Public Library system for twenty years before retiring. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Fort Worth. He was an accomplished pianist and loved music, particularly classical music and opera, and attended symphonies and musicals with his mother over the years. He liked to eat out and he loved his little dogs. He particularly enjoyed two trips to lsrael with his sister Judy. Stephen did not have an easy life, but remained a pleasant gentleman and a loyal son. He will be missed, but is now free of his physical pain and challenges, and he was confident that he would soon be with His Lord.

          Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the charity of your choice.

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01/06/21 03:31 PM #1    

Nicki Thompson (Tyler)

Sorry to hear of Stephen's passing.  Will keep his sweet family in my prayers. This dreaded disease!  RIP Stephen!

01/07/21 09:18 AM #2    

David Bloxom

Rest in peace classmate!

01/07/21 02:18 PM #3    

Viva Suzanne Baxter (Wilson)

So sad to learn of his passing. Stephen was a kind & gentle soul. May he Rest In Peace. 

01/08/21 07:29 AM #4    

Delyn Pittman (Brancato)

I was truly saddened to hear of Stephen's passing.  Besides being a classmate at Paschal, Stephen was a neighborhood friend as he lived near me.  We often saw each other out walking or riding bikes and would stop to talk with each other. HIs mother Mary and my mom were friends as well.  I was particularly delighted to learn of Stephen's accomplishments and love of music. As children, he and I shared the same piano teacher and we played duets together. It is good to know that Stephen continued to develop his talent and appreciation of something that brought him such joy.  I am grateful for the times we shared. He will be missed.

01/08/21 01:48 PM #5    

Randy McFarland

Stephen wasn't an athlete, as we all know, and I recall him as pretty shy, but we had some fun with it at McLean. In the fall we'd play touch football at PE. Steve Williams and I always wound up on the same team and we played for fun, not necessarily to beat everyone. When the time came to choose teams, we'd choose Stephen when he was in our group, and we'd pick him over much better players because it was fun to come up with trick plays and get the ball to him and cheer him and watch him put his head down and give it all he had. The time he scored a touchdown he just stood there in the end zone holding the ball and looking around. It was fun to give him that little boost. I think those were the only times I ever saw him smile.

He was a gentle soul and I rejoice that his suffering is over and he lives now in God's perfect peace.

01/09/21 09:27 AM #6    

David Bloxom

Nice tribute to Stephen Randy! That was a great story about Stephen and football at McLean. Nice of you guys to do that for him esp in middle school.

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