Jerry Dale Browning, Sr., 72, of Taylorsville, passed away June 22, 2018 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
Born May 18, 1946 in Verner, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Segal Willis Browning and Betty Ruth Johnson Browning.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Katherine Browning.
After high school, Jerry worked in the coal mines in West Virginia. After moving to Hickory, he worked in the furniture industry, but his favorite job was with American Roller Bearing in Taylorsville.
He was an avid fisherman and deer hunter.
Jerry took it upon himself to take care of his family and friends; all of whom adored him and will greatly miss him.
He attended Lebanon Baptist Church in Taylorsville.
Survivors include his wife, Donna R. Browning of the home; daughters, Amy Holsclaw of Hickory, and Candis Dickinson and husband Gary of Taylorsville; sons, Jerry Dale Browning II of Newton, and Michael W. Starnes and wife Rebecca of Taylorsville; sister, Peggy Ryder and husband George of Verner, West Virginia; nine grandchildren, Chrissi Holsclaw, Kyle Holsclaw, Whitney Dickinson, Blake Dickinson, Kristina Costner, Emily Costner, Gabe Browning, Logan Browning, and Christian Starnes; four great-grandchildren, Grayson Chambers, Gabe Chambers, Jaylen Winebarger, and Raelyn Winebarger; and his faithful companion, Bailey.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Bass-Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Jolly officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in his honor to the Catawba County Humane Society, PO Box 63, Hickory, NC 28603.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Jerry Dale Browning.