He was a retired Chemist with over 39 years service at the FMC Corporation in South Charleston.
Jim was a past member of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church where he taught ballroom dancing to singles; he had an outreach mission to shut-ins and nursing homes. Jim was also an active volunteer member of Kanawha Hospice.
He was also a member of the Chi-Beta-Phi Honorary Scientific Fraternity; a past Cub and Scout-master in the Boy Scouts of America; and a free- lance photographer during the 50’s – 80’s.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jhonce Nelson Browning, Sr. and Rose Ellen Hatfield Browning, six brothers and 2 sisters.
He is survived by son, Dr. Gregory A. (Debra) Browning of Ceredo, Kenova; daughters, Rosemary Anne (George) Downs of Warrenton, Virginia; grandchildren, Jennifer Browning Brooks, William Browning and Jeremy, Brodie and Micah Downs; and twelve great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, 905 Village Drive, South Charleston, with Pastor Rick McGuire officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to your favorite charity.