Donald E. Browning



Sumter, SC .................. Donald Eugene "Duck" Browning, age 80, beloved husband of 54 years to Linda Ann Courtney Browning, died on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born in Verdunville, WV, he was the son of the late Dow and Virgie Browning. Don served 28 years in the US Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran. He retired in 1987 as a SMSGT. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 175 and the VFW. He was a DAV volunteer for many years, driving veterans to and from the VA Hospital. After his retirement from the Air Force, Don worked at the Sumter County Exhibition Center where he also retired. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife Linda are: two children, Steven Craig Browning, of London, England and Karen Ann Browning Steen of Sumter; three grandchildren, Kayla Boone, Talique Steen and Tamazye Steen and one great grandson, Kevin Roseboro.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by fourteen siblings, including, Vivian Franklin, Ruth Hall, Billie Singleton and Norma Jonas.

A graveside service, with military honors, will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, WV.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made to the USO, PO Box, 96860 Washington, DC 20077-7677.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.