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Dewey Browning

April 22nd, 1935 - November 7th, 2018

11/11/2018 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home
330 Pershing Ave.
Hamilton OH, 45011
Funeral Service: 
11/11/2018 at 3:00 PM
Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home
330 Pershing Ave.
Hamilton OH, 45011

Dewey Browning, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving children on November 7, 2018.  Born on April 22, 1935 in Lily, Kentucky to William & Frances (Hurley) Browning.   Graduated from Hamilton Big Blue in 1953 and then became a member of the Ohio National Guard for three years.  In 1956 he married the love of his life Naomi Jewel Browning (Hibbard).  They enjoyed 57 years of marriage that was anything but boring.   Out of this union came five sons and one daughter.

For many years Dewey was manager for his sons in North End baseball throughout Farm League, Little League and Babe Ruth.  In 1978 the family moved to Fairfield, Ohio.  First thing dad did was build a basketball court in the backyard.  And so began the legend of his incredible left hook…simply unstoppable (his right one was pretty good too).  Pick up games were played all summer long and Dad was in his glory.  He was a pretty damn good softball player as well and continued to play in the 65 & over league in his later years at Ford Baseball Fields.

He loved watching all sports but his favorites were UK basketball, Buckeye football as well as the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals.  But above all else he was a family man.  He simply adored his grandkids and great grandkids.  Always supporting them and attending all their sporting events.  Big guy was just a big softy with a huge heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents (lost his mother when he was only three years old), loving twin sister Jewel and toddler sister Esther.   In 2013 he lost his loving and devoted wife Naomi and he has simply been lost these last five years without her.  
He is survived by his sons Randy (Angie), Pat (Lori), Scott, Casey (Gina) and Derrick ‘Double D’ and daughter Jodi (Robert).  Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

We find comfort in knowing that mom and dad are reunited and together forever.  Heaven now has the best parents, grandparents, great grandparents and most pure hearted souls this world has ever seen.

Funeral services will be held at Brown Dawson Funeral Home, 330 Pershing Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00pm with Dale Werk officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2:00 until time of service.  The family would like to thank the staff at Birchwood Care Center for taking good care of dad the last few years.

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Donna Ribar

This is a sad time for me Dewey was the last of all of my uncles and aunts that have passed away. But I am also glad to know he is not suffering and will be with his Naomi again. My deepest condolences to this very special family. Dewey and Naomi may be gone, but the memories of them can go on forever. My love, prayers and peaceful thoughts for all of you.

Kristy (Peterson) Duritsch

Back in the 1980's I spent a great deal of time at the Browning household and with that came a great love for your parents and family. My heart is happy that they are together again and sad for the sense of loss you will always feel without them here. Love and peace to you all.

Mag Baker

Jodi so sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to you and your family. Love, Mag, Jim, Abby and Gracie

Marilyn Heath

So sorry to hear that of your loss. My sympathies and prayers to Dewey's family.

Marilyn Heath

So sorry to hear that of your loss. My sympathies and prayers to Dewey's family.

Marilyn Heath

So sorry to hear that of your loss. My sympathies and prayers to Dewey's family.

Ricky Webb

I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm gonna try to get a flight to make it to the funeral, he was a great man, coach, father and husband, my prayers are with your family.

Sherri and Greg

Our Condolences to you and your Family. Love Greg and Sherri

Theresa Cope-Grau

My thought and prayers are with the family. I hope you all find some comfort in all your wonderful memories.