Charles Stephen Browning

August 17, 1947 ‒ February 02, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Charles S. Browning, age 70 of Marion, passed away at his home on Friday February 2, 2018.

Charles was born on August 17, 1947 in Marion, the son of Peter Arthur and Ruby Maxine (Cornelius) Browning. He was educated in Marion and graduated from Harding High School.

Charles enlisted in the United States Army and served his country proudly, being stationed in Germany. Upon his Honorable discharge, he worked for Quaker Oats and later, Whirlpool.

He was a caring and compassionate friend to animals. There wasn’t a dog or cat that Charles didn’t love. He would rescue them and give them a loving home. He also liked the outdoors; fishing on a warm summer day was something Charles enjoyed.

Charles is survived by his children: Jeremy Browning and Jessie (Brent) Pendleton; grandchildren: Zachary Wilson, Madilyn Pendleton and Brody Pendleton; sisters: Joyce Browning and Peggy Brust.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held privately by the family.

If so desired, to honor Charles’s love of animals, donations may be made to the Marion County Humane Society.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Browning family; condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • So sorry for your loss, Steve was my husband Bill’s best friend, they caused lots of trouble at the local bars back in the day, prayers for you all at this time.

  • I am very sorry to hear of Steve passing. Though I haven’t seen Steve for a while I know he was a good man. So sorry for your loss.

  • Jesse and Jay, I am so sorry to hear of this.
    Fondest memory was taking him perch fishing on Lake Erie in the boat in the snow.
    Miss hanging on the back porch with Steve and “Cookie”

  • Steve & I spent endless hours playing a variety of sports at Olney Elem. School, Edison Jr High and at Harding. He was a very good friend. RIP. My thoughts are with Peggy and Joyce at this time.

  • My deepest sympathy to Peggy, Joyce and Steve’s children and grandchildren. Steve was my first boyfriend many years ago. Even though we had not seen each other for decades, you never forget your first love. RIP Steve.

  • God Bless and Thank YOU, Charles for your service in The United States Army..RIP.. And Semper Fi……… Soldier.

  • Peggy and Joyce,

    I am sorry sorry to hear that Steve passed away. My deepest sympathy to you both and your families.

    Diana Hoagland Bricely

  • So sorry to hear about Steve we we’re pretty close cousins growing up.. Peggy and Joyce my thoughts are with you. Cousin Larry Cornelius

  • I love and miss you, daddy!! Give gma & gpa hugs and kisses for me!! I know you’re up there watching over all of us. Rest peacefully!!♥️♥️♥️

  • Sorry to hear of Steves passing. Lots of good memories going back to our soft ball playing days with Quaker oats. You will be missed. Ed Miracle