Calvin Jewel Browning

Born October 20, 1930

Calvin Jewel Browning, 82, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. He is survived by his loving daughter and devoted caretaker, Terri Stafford and husband Mark; grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew and Jacob Stafford; brother, Tommie Browning and wife Pat; and sisters-in-law, Will Browning and Bonnie Granada. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years Stella "Lou" Browning; parents, James and Carrie Browning; brothers, Wilton "Boo" Browning and Richard Browning; sisters-in-law, Imogene Browning and Lucy Granada; and brother-in-law, Paul Granada. A native of Baton Rouge and graduate of Istrouma High School, Calvin received a degree in Petroleum Engineering from LSU in 1956, and was a life-long Tiger fan. He proudly and honorably served in the Army during the Korean conflict. Calvin loved working in the Engineering Department at Dow Chemical in Plaquemine, where he retired with over 25 years of loyal service. He earned a reputation at Dow as a respected engineer, having worked on many challenging projects throughout his career. He was a loving, devoted, and generous husband, father, grandfather and brother. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his grandsons. Although we mourn his loss here on Earth, we rejoice in knowing that his pain is finally over and that he is reunited with his beloved wife "Lou" and our Father in heaven! Visitation will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Monday, Dec. 10 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church from 2:30 p.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 3:00 p.m., conducted by Father Jerry Martin. Interment will be at Greenoaks Memorial Park, with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the "Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation", 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT, 06851


  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 10, 2012

Calvin Jewel Browning

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minnie granada mistretta

December 20, 2012

terri it has been many years, please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your dad... i am happy that your dad had some quality time with you in florida, you were the light of his life........he is with god now..........

your mom lou was my first cousin, i am joe granada's daughter..........

Cliff Knight

December 10, 2012


I always will have fond memories of Cal. He was a very bright engineer and I enjoyed working with him.

We loved talking politics when in the carpool in my early days as dow. God Bless you and your family.

Plugga Gros

December 7, 2012

Terri so sad to here about your Dad. He was a good man and taught me a bunch about this engineering business. Thanks Cal until we meet again.

Pat & Bill Bailey

December 7, 2012

To the Family of Calvin Browning
We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Calvin. He was a true Christian gentleman dedicated to his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Unfortunately, because of our own current condition we will be unable to attend the funeral but will be thinking of you all.

Kim Kirby Capello

December 7, 2012

To Terri and the entire family - Words cannot express how sad I am for your loss. Mr. Browning meant the world to me and I will always remember him with a smile. Much love and many prayers to you all!

Wanda & George

December 6, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. With sympathy, Aunt Wanda and Uncle George