OBITUARY

Hulon "Rocky" Browning

March 27, 1949May 14, 2018
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Hulon “Rocky” Browning, age 69 of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro. He was born in Nashville to the late Hulon Floyd Sr. and Alma Bird Browning. Rocky followed in his father's foot steps and was a phenomenal frame and trim carpenter. His gifted hands have left a mark on many prestigious homes throughout middle Tennessee. Rocky enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He had a smoker and would spend hours preparing the main course, usually pork or chicken, for everyone to enjoy. He held his seasoning recipe close to his heart and the flavor will be sadly missed. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors from an early age. Because he was a member of the boy scouts, it formed his love for the outdoors that lasted his entire life. Rocky was an animal lover. He was a tender hearted man who could be brought to tears by small furry animals who were in need of a home or rescue. Even though he had a nail pierce his eye in the 70's and could have lost his sight, he developed a love of painting. Although he needed a magnifying glass to paint, he was meticulous and creative. The smallest detail was always important to him. He was a man of few words, but when someone needed him it was usually not words they were looking for, but a helping hand or shoulder to lean on. Rocky is a man who was dearly loved and will be missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his six children, Ginny Lea Mooney and her husband, Danny, Hulon Browning III, Frank Browning, John Browning, Janie Suann Sanford and her husband, Sam, and Dwaine Braswell and his wife, Kelly; seven grandchildren, Holly, Noah, Bridgette, Kendall, Ella, Reese, and Miles; four siblings, Bobby Browning, Vickie Holland and her husband, Tommy, Debbie Young, and Tim Browning and his wife, Kim; numerous extended family members and friends. Visitation will be at Hermitage Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and also on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. The Celebration of Life Service will be on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in the chapel of Hermitage Funeral Home at 2:00 pm with Pastor Jud Hays officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home for the Browning family, or in lieu of, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Rocky to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rocky Browning
  • Tommy Holland
  • Tommy Holland Jr.
  • Joseph Browning
  • Michael Browning
  • Jimmy Holland
  • Sam Sanford
  • Jerry Young
  • DONATIONS

  • Alive Hospice

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Gathering of Family & Friends Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, May 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Ginny Mooney

May 18, 2018

I will miss my Pop terribly, but am now at peace with him passing. He will no longer suffer. This is the hardest thing I have ever endured, but am so very thankful for all of our family and friends for the support they have shown during this time. I will always and forever be my daddy’s little girl. ❤️

Biography

Hulon “Rocky” Browning, age 69 of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro.
He was born in Nashville to the late Hulon Floyd Sr. and Alma Bird Browning. Rocky followed in his father's foot steps and was a phenomenal frame and trim carpenter. His gifted hands have left a mark on many prestigious homes throughout middle Tennessee.
Rocky enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He had a smoker and would spend hours preparing the main course, usually pork or chicken, for everyone to enjoy. He held his seasoning recipe close to his heart and the flavor will be sadly missed.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors from an early age. Because he was a member of the boy scouts, it formed his love for the outdoors that lasted his entire life.
Rocky was an animal lover. He was a tender hearted man who could be brought to tears by small furry animals who were in need of a home or rescue.
Even though he had a nail pierce his eye in the 70's and could have lost his sight, he developed a love of painting. Although he needed a magnifying glass to paint, he was meticulous and creative. The smallest detail was always important to him.
He was a man of few words, but when someone needed him it was usually not words they were looking for, but a helping hand or shoulder to lean on. Rocky is a man who was dearly loved and will be missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his six children, Ginny Lea Mooney and her husband, Danny, Hulon Browning III, Frank Browning, John Browning, Janie Suann Sanford and her husband, Sam, and Dwaine Braswell and his wife, Kelly; seven grandchildren, Holly, Noah, Bridgette, Kendall, Ella, Reese, and Miles; four siblings, Bobby Browning, Vickie Holland and her husband, Tommy, Debbie Young, and Tim Browning and his wife, Kim; numerous extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be at Hermitage Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and also on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm.
The Celebration of Life Service will be on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in the chapel of Hermitage Funeral Home at 2:00 pm with Pastor Jud Hays officiating.
Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Flowers may be sent to the funeral home for the Browning family, or in lieu of, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Rocky to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.