Willis Gratton (W.G.) Browning
SPANISHBURG - Willis Gratton (W.G.) Browning, 78, of Spanishburg entered Glory on January 9, 2020 at Princeton Community Hospital. He was the son of the late William and Ethel Deel Browning and was the surviving child of a family of 13 children.
He is survived by his wife and soulmate of 54 years, the love of his life, Cora Nilene Walker Browning. They have three children, Rhonda White and husband Randall, Gary Browning and wife Tonya, and Rebecca Gray and husband Stephen, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 13 at Maranatha Baptist Church, 314 Oakvale Road, Princeton with Pastor Marvin Mills, Pastor Ralph Calfee and Pastor Johnny W. Gray officiating. Interment will follow at the Bowling Cemetery in Spanishburg.
Friends may visit with the family from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, January 12 at Maranatha Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maranatha Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.
To view a video tribute or send the family online condolences please visit www.bailey-kirk.com.
Published on January 11, 2020


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Karen Jones
Jan 12, 2020
My deepest sympathies Cora. He was my brother in Christ. A shining light in a dark world. I know he is resting in the arms of Jesus.
Trudy Browning Cornish
Jan 12, 2020
Sorry to hear of Willis's health issues and his passing.
I never called him uncle because we were born six months apart. He got Grandpa's name, Gratton and I got Grandma's name ,Ethel . When we were little he was Dubby G.. .Grandma died when he was very young so his older sisters helped to raise him. He grew up with a heart of compassion and a love for Jesus. As his sisters aged with no families of their own, he and Nilene saw to their needs even as they raised their own family. Willis had a great sense of humor. Like Daddy and all of the Browning boys their visits were always full of laughter ….That's good memories.
Sue Wood Christian
Jan 12, 2020
So sorry for your loss.....W. G. and my brother Tommy were close friends growing up