Ray Browning Family Support Fund
Ray was a faithful and dependable Phonoscope employee for about 27 years. He also served our country in the United States Marine Corps. His wife said, "He was a good man." This is often said, but in Ray's case, it is so very, very true. Precious few have consistently upheld such an honorable, respectful, and trustworthy standard. He had a very infectious smile that was uniquely Ray. He also never stopped being a marine. Up to the last, Ray was protecting and serving.
This campaign was setup by Phonoscope, Ray's employer in Houston, Texas. The funds are being raised to help his wife and son cover the funeral costs and other expenses of daily living while they adjust to life without Ray. When the campaign is complete, all funds raised, minus the GoFundMe fees, will be withdrawn by Phonoscope LIGHTWAVE and placed in an account especially setup for these funds to be given to his wife.
Click 2 Houston News Coverage of the Shooting
2016 - First Homicide of the Year in the City of Houston
Houston lost a good man last night and I lost a dear friend. His family has asked not to release his identity as there are family members not yet notified. While having a quiet family New Year's evening dinner with his family, in a small Vietnamese diner in S.W. Houston, a robbery occurred. The pair of bandits were robbing the patrons when my friend, a former Marine and Tai Quan Do black belt acted to defend his family. During the ensuing scuffle he was shot and killed. He leaves a wife who is fairly new to America and a 7 year old son. Without question he was the best man I have ever walked beside. We can do nothing for him now. But, his wife and child must go on without him to support and care for them. Please stay advised with this story in the news and help bring these predators to their deserved reward. Meanwhile, thoughts and prayers for his wife and son may provide some comfort.
There is so much injustice in this world, that you are bound to come up against it, and when you do, that will be your fight. It will then be up to you, as to whether you decide to fight, for good (God) against injustice (evil-Devil), and, by winning, help to make the world a better place, for yourself and everyone to live in, or to surrender to, and suffer from the injustice, thereby allowing it to continue and grow, making the world even more evil and unjust, for yourself, and everyone else to have to live in, and suffer from. All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is, for those who want to be good, to do nothing to stop it. --- JAH
Services for Herman Ray Browning, Jr. are as follows: Visitation Thursday, January 7th from 4pm - 7pm @ Unity Funeral Home 7730 Boone Houston, Texas 77072 There will be a short service at 6 pm. Funeral - Friday, January 8th @ 10am Veterans Memorial Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, Texas 77038
To all who have reached out to the family, I would like to send a huge and heartfelt Thank You... Your contributions, kind words, beautiful memories, and prayers mean more than you know. Ray, as humble as he was, would be so very touched by this outpouring of support. ♥