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Lester M. Browning
April 5, 1920 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 103) 103 Years Old
Lester M. Browning, 103, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Heritage House.
Born April 5, 1920 in Stone's Crossing (Johnson Co.), he was the son of Roy V. Browning and Lilia E. (Umbarger) Browning. He married Elizabeth (Mayo) Browning on June 1, 1941, and she preceded him in death on February 5, 2006.
Survivors include 5 sons- Michael S. Browning, Richard L. Browning (wife Debbie), David K. Browning, Roger D. Browning, Jay A. Browning (wife Tina); and 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, 2 brothers Lewis Browning and Warren Browning, 2 sisters- Sarah Frances Phipps, and Ethel May Hilt.
Mr. Browning had lived in this area for most of his lifetime, and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1939. He had been a factory worker at General Motors/Allison in Indianapolis, retiring in 1980 after 30 years of service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the VFW, a member of St. Joe Social Club, and the American Legion Post # 70. He was a US Navy WWII veteran. Lester enjoyed horse racing, and spending time with his friends.
Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday morning, at the funeral home, from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana, in care of the funeral home.