Tony Browning

February 03, 1974 ‒ April 05, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

Mansfield:  Hail to the victors valiant! Hail to the conq’ring heroes! Hail! Hail to Michigan, The champions of the West! Tony Browning loved all football, however, Michigan Wolverine football was his life!!  From a young age he cheered for the maize and blue, even studying the great Michigan football teams from past decades. He proudly passed his passion onto the next generation….his children. A bit opinionated and boisterous, Tony was also a family-man.  He always had unconditional love for his family and friends.  If he called you friend…you were a friend for life.

Anthony “Tony” Browning, 47, of Mansfield passed away unexpectedly in Avita Hospital Bucyrus, Monday morning, April 5, 2021 from complications following surgery.

Tony was born February 3, 1974 in Trenton, Michigan.  For nearly 25 years Tony worked for General Motors, most recently as tow truck operator at the General Motors Parma, Ohio plant.

Tony also loved to fish, at Charles Mill Lake.

When it came to music, he was all about hard rock.  Metallica, Pantera and Lynyrd Skynyrd were just a few of his favorites.  The harder and louder the music was, the better.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Sherry Browning; children Sophia Browning, Coleman and Nikki Browning, Logan Browning, Chanelle and Brendon Wichterman; grandchildren Nora Browning, Hazel Browning, and Avah Howell; brother and best friend Clint and Megan Browning; parents Gory and Levonda Browning; grandfather Ralph Bearden; father-in-law and mother-in-law Charles and Patricia Deskins; his special car pool buddies and GM friends; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; as well as his “boys”, dogs, Ozzy Browning and Vinnie Paul Browning.

He was preceded in death by his son Seth Patton and beloved dog: Buck.

Visitation will be Friday, April 9, 2021 from 2-6 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 am.

T.J. Waters will speak.  Friends and family are also encouraged to share stories during the funeral services as well.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to assist his family with funeral expenses.  Please make checks payable to Snyder Funeral Homes.


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  • I’m so very sorry for your loss to the entire family. I never had the privilege to meet Tony, but I have known Sherry for 26 years. And
    Since Tony has loved her for so long, I know he was a special person! Love you Sherry!

  • I love you sherry and channel and your brother/sister and your family! So sorry for your loss.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about your dad Coleman if you need anything don’t hesitate to ask! Your family will be in our prayers.

  • Sherry I’m so sorry for your loss I’m completely lost for words. Tony was one of the most kindest hearted people you’ve ever meet. he would literally give the shirt off his back for someone. I’m going to miss aggravating him about Michigan and Ohio state I was the only one that was aloud to talk crap to him. I would yell at him at work
    O-H and he would yell Back F-U Bud.

  • Coleman and family
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God hold you all close and may the comfort of your memories warm your ❤️.
    Pam DePriest

  • Got to know Tony Mansfield and at Parma. I’m going to miss the big guy. Prayers for the family and his fur children. I know they are confused why he hasn’t come home. 😕. Going to miss you big guy till we meet again.

  • My deepest sympathy to the entire family especially Coleman and Logan during this unexpected death of Tony. I always liked him he was kind and soft spoken man. I pray God will give you peace during this painful time of grief. Love to all, Aunt Cindy.

  • I am so sorry to hear of this! I worked with him at Delphi in Columbus. My dad, Mark Sweazy sends his condolences to the family, especially Gory who he enjoyed working with at GM. We will both be praying for the entire family!

  • Words cannot express my sorrow. Tony, you were like a brother to me when we met. We played softball together and shared some good times. My heart goes out to your wife, kids, grandchildren, mom, dad and brother. May you rest in peace and may all your loved ones find peace.
    Brian Barker and family

  • Levonda, Gory and Clint, words cannot express how very sorry I am for your loss. I have known Anthony his whole life and he used to get so mad at me when I called him “Tony” 🙂 I will always treasure being together when you guys lived across the street. I know we have all experienced loss of loved ones but as a mother, I cannot fathom the loss of a child. I pray that God will comfort you during this time and I love you all so very much. Sherry and children, I am so very sorry for your loss and my love and prayers are with you. I hope that we can all be together again one day. Love always, Jeannie (Bearden) Bourk and family

  • Sherry and family. I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

  • Please accept my sincere condolences. I met Tony at Parma and I think he left an impression on all of us here. All good of course, a man that would literally do whatever he could to help someone out. I will miss the big guy!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was such a great guy. Never had an unkind word to say to anyone and would go out of his way to help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by all.

  • I would like to wish the Browning family my sympathies and respect for the loss of Tony. I had the pleasure of meeting Tony some years back and found him to be a very pleasant and personable fellow. I wish him eternal peace!

  • My heart breaks for your family Sherry !! I’ll miss our conversations about football , hunting & fishing, and whats for dinner as we rode home and enjoyed a chilly beverage… as we all know sometimes Tony could get you mad .. but if you were his friend NOBODY would have your back more than he would if you needed him too…

  • I send a message to Sherry, but wanted to say something here. Tony and I hired in at Delphi together in October of 1997. I was 19 years old, a new father and nervous as hell. Tony became my big brother and best friend from day 1. As I sit here in tears I think of all the good times we had, Hanging out at O’Malley’s, swapping wrestling tapes on Tuesday’s at work because WCW and WWF were on at the same time, and just sitting down talking about life. I only wish as the years had gone on we had more time to hang out together. He was the best of men and I am a better man for having known him. My Heart goes out to Sherry, the kids, and Gory, Levonda and Clint.

  • As life happened and we all grew older alot of us moved away, lost touch, and started new lives. I grew up with Tony and Clint. We lived in the same neighborhood and went to the same school. I remember playing backyard football with Tony, everyone wanted him on their team because of his size. We were friends on Facebook and talked from time to time but that’s how the adult life turned out. Tony was good dude, a nice and compassionate guy and he’ll be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I really wish I could be there to pay my respects and say goodbye. I’ll miss you brother and you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers constantly. Much love Tony