OBITUARY

Michael Perry Browning

October 9, 1965June 8, 2021
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Michael Perry Browning, age 55, of Palmetto, FL passed away on June 8, 2021. Anyone who knew Mike would agree if he were to describe his passing it would probably be summed up in 4 words - "We have a situation." A beloved husband and father, Mike was very active in his community. He was known by many names and loved by all who met him. Some, but not all, of the titles held by Mike through the years were: Dad, Coach, Little Debbie Guy, Commish, and Mike on the Mic. Mike was a District Sales Representative for McKee Foods (Little Debbie Snack Cakes) for whom he worked for over 30 years. He loved being a DJ and working in Public Safety as a dispatcher. He was a very active parent who would often coach his kid's baseball teams. Through the decades he served as a volunteer firefighter for Cedar Hammock, West Manatee and North River Fire Departments. His most recent post was that of Fire Commissioner for North River Fire District which he began in 2006 and held until his passing. Knowing Mike and his sarcastic wit, he will be looking down at everyone who attends the service and remarking, "I'm glad you got to see me." Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Eleanora. He is survived by his wife Kelly (Brady), 2 sons- Conner and Collin, his brother Steve, his sister Lisa, 2 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Guy Vilt

June 17, 2021

Mike was great man with a huge heart and one of the nicest guys you could meet. I always enjoyed umpiring games with him and hanging out. We always had a fun times together.
This photo is the 4 man crew that umpired the “New” Palmetto Little League Fields at Blackstone Park on opening night in 2014. Mike was a very big supporter of Palmetto Little League. It was only fitting that Mike worked the plate for that first game at the new park. He will be missed by many. RIP my brother.

Deanna Sabatino

June 16, 2021

You will be missed but know we will do whatever it takes to be there for kelly and your boys.
Love
Mike and Deanna

Tina and Don Klump

June 15, 2021

We had such a great time in Boston with Mike and friends. These memories will live on forever! Our heart a prayers are with the Browning family! Love Donnie and Tina

Rick and Lorna Hoyne

June 15, 2021

Lorna and I were so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Having been able to know and work with him for the past 20 yrs, I was able to see first hand, his zeal for life. Not only did he always offer help to us distributors, but he was also quick to offer help on personal issues. In fact, after having lost my sight, Mike helped drive for me untiI I could find a reliable driver, thus allowing me to continue to keep my route for another 10 yrs. I saw his energy and enthusiasm for baseball, umpiring, his DJ gigs, and just about everything he talked of. It was difficult seeing him struggle and eventually have to give up most of those things but his positivity never waned and he was still that same Mike 2 months ago when we last spoke. Kelly and the boys have a huge support system. Please know you can count Lorna and I as part of that. We will miss Mike and continue to hold his loved ones in our thoughts,

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