Melvin Cleo "Duke" Browning

March 16, 1941 ~ September 22, 2021 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Melvin Browning Obituary

Melvin Cleo “Duke” Browning, 80 of Wooster passed away Wednesday September 22,

2021 at Life Care Hospice in Wooster. He was born March 16, 1941 in Wevaco, West

Virginia the son of Carl and Myrtle Teets Browning. He was a United Methodist

Church Minister for 34 years, preaching in West Virginia for 7 years and in Ohio for 27


On June 21, 1960 he married, Betty Braido, and together they had six children. In addition

to Betty, he is survived by five children, Kevin (Charlotte) Browning of Owensboro, Kentucky,

Felicia Browning of Rocky River, Michael (Jennifer) Browning of Upper Arlington, Todd

(Cheri Helbert) Browning of Wooster and Douglas (Kelly) Browning of Pickerington, 14

grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, two sisters, Norma Snyder of Dover and Bonnie (Byron)

Ferguson of Cambridge and a sister-in-law, Carol Browning.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Mark Browning, a grandson, Andrew

Browning, a brother, Rondal Browning, a sister, Nola James and two brothers-in-law,

Raymond Snyder and Fred James.

Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday September 25, 2021 at Shreve United Methodist

Church with Pastors Scott Walsh and Dennis Rhinehart officiating.

Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park in Canton.

Friends may call Friday September 24, 2021 from 6-8 pm at Fickes Funeral Home in

Jeromesville or one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

The family would like to thank Life Care Hospice for their wonderful care of Duke.

Memorial contributions may be made to Life Care Hospice 1900 Akron Road Wooster,

OH 44691.

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September 24, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fickes Funeral Home
84 North High Street
Jeromesville, OH 44840

September 25, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Shreve United Methodist Church

Funeral Service
September 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Shreve United Methodist Church


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