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Jimmy "Dale" Browne Jr. '91 April 11, 2017 12:28 PM updated: April 11, 2017 12:30 PM

Hillier Funeral Home of College Station obituary
4080 State Hwy 6
College Station, TX 77845

Jimmy Dale Browne
June 5, 1969 ~ April 8, 2017 (age 47)

How can you sum up a life in mere words? It is an impossible task. Rather, by actions and influence on others, you can demonstrate a life truly lived.

J. Dale Browne, Jr. was born on June 5, 1969. He suffered a catastrophic stroke on December 12, 2016, and valiantly fought for recovery in the months that have followed. He passed from this life, into eternal healing and rest, on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Even in death, Dale selflessly strove to be a blessing to others by being an organ donor.

Dale grew up in a large, close-knit family in Colorado City. As a child, school proved to be a challenge for him, but it was one that he met with characteristic hard work and determination. He became a major force to be reckoned with in UIL math during his high school years. He learned from his dad how to fix things that were broken or poorly made, as well as how to construct things, bringing the visions and needs of others to life.

He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1992 with a degree in civil engineering. Dale was dedicated to his profession, working to become a professional engineer. In 1998, he permanently returned to College Station with his family to immerse his talents as a civil engineer in his first business venture, Ash & Browne Engineering. Later, he merged this business with another local engineering firm, forming McClure & Browne Engineering. Through the ensuing years, he devoted himself to being an honest businessman, providing impeccable engineering services to all his clients.

Dale met his future wife, Annette, during college while attending Twin City Church of Christ. They were married on June 20, 1992. They were blessed with three sons, Zachary, Jonathan, and Matthew. Dale was the epitome of a family man – sharing his love of music with his wife by going to concerts and musicals, and sharing his knowledge and skills with his sons through building and restoring sail boats, taking golfing trips, and coaching a number of their soccer teams.

Most importantly, Dale was a Christian. He devoted his life to Christ and dedicated himself to studying God’s Word, living that message every day of his life. He demonstrated this faith in simple acts of kindness, compassion, fairness, and forgiveness. Dale acted on his faith, standing firm for things that are right. He was an active member of Twin City church of Christ, serving as a song leader, teacher to many young couples and families, and deacon. Dale also helped many in our community, working with numerous students in the Math Counts program in the past 18 years.

Dale was preceded in death by his grandparents, E.P. & Narzee Browne and O.D. & Myrtle Schoolcraft, and a sister, Joy Browne.

Those left to remember Dale’s smile and laugh, his beautiful tenor singing, and his sparkling eyes, include his wife of 24 years, Annette; his three sons, Zachary, Jonathan, and Matthew; his parents, Jimmy & Leona Browne; his sister, Teresa & John Beckmeyer (Taylor, Rachel & Cole); his brother, Jay & Robin Browne (Paige, Kara & Macie); his in-laws, Chester & Betty St. Clair, Brandon & Rebecca Lewis (Emma & Katie), Kent St. Clair (Tristan), and numerous aunts & uncles, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Twin City church of Christ, 810 Southwest Parkway E, College Station, Texas. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Hillier Funeral Home, College Station, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship for civil engineering students at Texas A&M University has been established so that Dale’s legacy can continue to impact others. Any donations may be given to the Texas A&M Foundation (with a notation that the funds should benefit the J. Dale Browne, Jr. ’91 Endowed Memorial Scholarship), Attn: Jay Roberts, 7607 Eastmark Drive, Suite #230, College Station, TX 77840.

“Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” Rev. 2:10b

Please visit Dale’s tribute page at to share memories.


April 13, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hillier Funeral Home - College Station
College Station, TX

April 14, 2017
10:30 AM
Twin City Church of Christ
College Station, TX

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