Olen Browning

Olen Artsell Browning

Monday, August 17th, 1936 - Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Olen Artsel Browning, 83 of Wilkinson, WV departed this life April 27, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born August 17, 1936 at Logan, WV to the late Evin and Ruby Browning. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Magalene Bryant of Point Pleasant, WV, Vivian Gibson, and Phyllis Jarrett of Logan, WV.

Artsel worked more than 30 years for Mountain State Parking Company, while retiring from Central Hydraulics. The family would like to thank Dr. Kanuri and Dignity Hospice.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bonnie Triplett Browning; brother, Jerry (Carol) Browning of Dempsey Branch; sons, Olen (Sherrie) Browning Jr. of South Point, OH and Shawn (Laurel) Browning of Wilkinson, WV; four grandchildren, Cody, Lauren (Christian), Hailey, and Jensen; two great-granddaughters, Lanie and Ella. Artsel was loved and cherished by a multitude of extended family, including a special bond with his borhters-in-law, James (Linda) Triplett, as well as a host of friends.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020 in Highland Memory Gardens at Chapmanville, WV with Rev. Curtis Gibson officiating.

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Akers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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  • Service

    Friday, May 1st, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, May 1st, 2020 1:00pm
    Highland Memory Gardens
    42 Highland Memory Lane
    Chapmanville, WV 25508
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Curtis Gibson
  • Interment

    Friday, May 1st, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, May 1st, 2020 1:00pm
    Highland Memory Gardens
    42 Highland Memory Lane
    Chapmanville, WV 25508
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Wayne Evans

Posted at 11:42am
My Uncle Art was a hard worker, always ready with a funny story or joke. He loved the outdoors, so many good memories of camping, boating and trail riding. One particular adventure was hauling me and some cousins over 600 miles to the beach in the back of his always shiny pickup. You will be missed.

Teresa Kunze

Posted at 01:41pm
World don’t seem right without Art. Though I didn’t see him much these past years, I heard about Bonnie and Art adventures nearly every week through Mom. You guys are loved. Always! ❤️

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