William R. Browning
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Visitation
Roller-Ballard Funeral Home
306 South Main St.
Benton, AR  72015
Monday, October 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Roller-Ballard Funeral Home
306 South Main St.
Benton, AR  72015
Monday, October 14, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Cemetery
Crestlawn Memorial Park
472 US-64
Conway, AR  72032
I served in the Army.
William R. BrowningI am a Veteran.

December 12, 1938 - October 9, 2019

William Browning went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the age of 80. William was born in Conway, Arkansas on December 12, 1938 to A.M. and Blanche Browning.

William was from Greenbrier where he graduated High School. Later that year he met the love of his life, Shirley White Browning from Conway.

He was a veteran, and after serving in the army he attended The University of Central Arkansas where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. He then went on to receive his Master's degree in Administration. He was the elementary principal at Bauxite for 26 years.

William's passion was serving the Lord. He and Shirley attended Trinity Baptist Church many years, where he served as a deacon and taught Sunday School. William and Shirley started the first Shut In Ministry at Trinity.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche; his father, A.M. Brownin; brother, Wayne Browning; sisters, Betty Sue Jones and Donna Plaugher; and his wife, Shirley White Browning.

He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Browning, and two sisters, Ruby Nell Pallmer and Kay Bush.

William was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was a giver, and one of his favorite sayings was "You can never out give God." He had a positive impact on everyone he met and will be greatly missed.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 14, 2019 in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047) with Kenny Griffin and Dennis Yarberry officiating. Interment will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway. Serving as pallbearers are Tim Elrod, Kevin White, Lonnie W. Richardson, Bobby Wilkerson, Doug Bush, Brandon Nichols, and Justin Nichols.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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16 Condolence(s)
Steph Robbins
Shelbyville, KY
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Thursday, January 7, 2021

So sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. You’re in my thoughts and prayers as always!
Steph

Richard W Mills
Benton, AR
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Debbie and family,

William and I were members of the Alzheimer's Arkansas Caregivers support group in Benton. He was such a fine man and a kind-hearted person. I know he is a Christian and so I take comfort in realizing that this isn't a "goodbye", but a "see you later". I look forward to seeing him again someday!

Rick Roehrenbeck
Port Ludlow, WA
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Dear Debbie:

Gudrun and I extend to you our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your dear Dad.
He was a true example of kindness , faith and love of family.
For those who knew him he was a great friend who never hesitated to share his love of Jesus .
Debbie, we wish you peace and offer our prayers to the Browning family.

Sandy, Alan and Charlie Brown
Benton, AR
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Dear Debbie,
We are so sorry for the heavy loss you have suffered, and please know that we are thinking of you and hoping that you are given the strength that you need at this time and going forward. We know that your Father was a dear and kind man, and without doubt he loved you with all his heart, and would want his brave girl to always walk in that circle of love that both he and your Mother created. Love from us all, especially your special buddy, Alan.

Cherish(Carter) Wilson
Bauxite, AR
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Sunday, October 13, 2019

I'll never forget the love and compassion he's showed to all the students that went to Pine Haven elementary. God has called a great principal home. He will be missed.

Kelly Greer and Becky Rundel
Benton, AR
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Keeping your family in our prayers. Hate that we won’t be able to make it. Dads just not getting around to well. If there’s anything you need or we could do. Please let me know. Will continue praying for you!!

Alicia Wheeler
Benton, AR
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Debbie,
I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that you are in my thought and prayers. May God's Love, Mercy, and Grace comfort you.
Blessings,
Alicia Wheeler

Nina Gasaway
Carlisle, AR
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

So sorry to hear of Dicky's death. I have many fond memories of
our years at Greenbrier High. May God give the family peace and comfort.

Keith Draper
Chicago, IL
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Friday, October 11, 2019

Grieving with family and friends as those who have hope. He was such a wonderful blessing to our family, my home church, and to the community. I only wish I could join-in on the joy-filled celebration of his homegoing service and reunion with dear wife Shirley.

Love always to you in Christ Jesus,

Keith, Barbara, and all the kids.

Benny Battles
Greenbrier, AR
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Friday, October 11, 2019

I only knew Dickie a short time, but it didn't take long to know that he was a man of compassion and commitment, and he loved the Lord. His participation in our Sunday discussions will be deeply missed. He contributions were always very well researched and you knew that when he had something to say, it would serve you well to listen and digest it thoroughly. I know he endured a lot of pain late in life, but that is all gone now. Rest in complete peace, brother. Until we meet again...

Mike parsons
Benton, AR
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mr Browning was a wonderful man. I knew him since elementary school. I visited with him sncc dc his sister a couple of months ago at the Drs office. I will never forget the elusive electric paddle he spoke of m as my times. He kept us in line. Great memories of that man in my childhood. RIP Mr Browning.

Ricky Nooner
Benton, AR
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

I loved Mr. Dickey and Shirley very much. Loving man who loved God and people. I will never forget them. Prayers for the family.

Jewell and Glenda Crowson
Benton, AR
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

We were blessed to have had Mr. Browning at the Pine Haven Elementary School with our children, Lynette, Greg and Todd. He was a man of high character who loved all of the elementary children in his care. He encouraged a child to become the best they could be in life. Thank you Mr. Browning. You are at rest now. Prayers for you Debbie and all of the family.

Sherman Ledbetter
Benton, AR
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mr Browning was the nicest person I ever met. As principal,he would listen to your side of the story when not many people would. Prayers for all of you.

Tawanna Newcomb
Benton, AR
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Debbie,
So sorry to hear about your dad. He was an absolutely
Wonderful man and person. I will never forget him.
He will always be the best principle to my boys and
A part-time boss to me. We all loved him so much.
Tawanna

Patsy word
Benton,, AR
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

All I can say is that I loved you as a brother in Christ. you inspired me to live a Christian life every time the four of us were together. I know you are Happy and rejoicing singing praises to our Savior. I will never forget you .see you in Heaven brother. Will always love and miss you. Patsy Word