Berry Highland South

9010 Simpson RD, Knoxville, TN


Charles E. Browning Sr.

June 8, 1954June 5, 2019

Charles E. Browning Sr. passed away peacefully at home on June 5, 2019. He was a graduate from Tennessee School for the Deaf class of 1973. He was named in the TSD football Hall of Fame as Deaf Player of the Decade for 1970-1980. He loved his family, friends and deaf community fiercely. He is preceded in death by parents Sam and Imogene Browning, brothers Bobby and David Browning. He is survived by son Chuck Browning Jr., wife Angela, grandson Benjamin. Daughter Kelly McGinnis and husband Donnie, granddaughters Aubrey and Hayden. Former wife Ann Browning and step daughter Shay VanRaalte and family. Brother Bill (Linda), Sister Anna, and several special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Saturday June 8, 2019 from 9:00 - 11:00 am at Berry Highland South Funeral Home with a short service to follow immediately after at the gravesite, in lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation at amyloidosis.org


  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 8, 2019


Charles E. Browning Sr.

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Denise Houston

June 7, 2019

Chuck and Angela sorry for your loss. Will keep you in our prayers.

Teresa Burnette

June 6, 2019

I had a lot of memories with him we were together. I love him and miss him.... Will see him in one day praying for you and his family... Rest in peace Charles!

Love always and hugs
Teresa Burnette🤟

Robbie Beam

June 6, 2019

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You and your family will be in our prayers.

John Pooley

June 6, 2019

My family and I pray for your family's peace and comfort. Regrettably we will be out of town and unable to attent the service but our thoughts and prayers will be there. Chuck I know it's tough but I also know you'll be the strentgh your family needs right now.

- John, Sharon, Rachel and Olivia Pooley

Lynn and Phil Beam

June 6, 2019

Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Charles will remain in our hearts forever. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love and support.”

Rest In Peace Charles!

Love and Hugs,
Lynn and Phil Beam

Mary Carver

June 6, 2019

Charles will be deeply missed by many. He always have his trademark smile and his teasing anytime anywhere.

Our prayers are with his children and family during this time of grief and sorrow. Remember his light, his love for life and celebrate him by living the way he lived his life.

Elizabeth Hausauer

June 6, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing, but I feel grateful that I was able to see him last month when I was in Tennessee. Charlie worked with Phil Beam on a number of projects for my daughter and her husband and often times I would be under foot when they were working. Charlie always had a smile on his face and was a pleasure to work with. I wish his family all the best in this sad time.