James "Jim" Browning, age 71, of Nebo, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, October 06, 2019, at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville. His loving family was by his side.
The son of the late Charles and Mida Sandidge Browning, he was born in McDowell County on December 30, 1947. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sandra Dobson Browning, who passed away on January 25, 2015; one grandson, Sebastain Sackett; and one sister, Peggy Biebel. A wonderful and loving father, grandfather and friend, Jim enjoyed taking his boat and bass fishing on Lake James. A fan of NASCAR, prior to her passing, he loved to sit on the porch with his wife, but most of all, Jim loved his grandkids. He attended Faith Baptist Church.
Left to cherish his memory are his seven children, Jeff Dobson (Michele), Robin Browning, Jamie McKinney (Mark), Amy Jimison (David), Wendi Unick, Gini Browning and Allie Watson (Ethan); one sister, Joe Robinson; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Mike Dobson; along with numerous nieces and nephews; a special son-in-law, Joe Unick; and a close friend, Mutt Carraway.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Wilson-Ballew Memorial Cemetery in Nebo with the Rev. Dean Owenby officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Jim's memory are asked to consider, McDowell County Schools Nutrition Program, 2107 Sugar Hill Road, Marion, North Carolina 28752.
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Browning family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website www.beamfuneralservice.com , or call (828) 559-8111.