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Texas-David Ray Brownlee, 68, departed from this life on Monday, January 10, 2022, at his home in Dallas, Texas after a long illness. He was born December 29, 1953 to Ray Brownlee and Marjorie Strawn Brownlee in New Albany, Mississippi. David graduated from Myrtle High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College. He spent four years active service as an aviation mechanic and two years reserves in the U. S. Navy. He completed several tours on an aircraft carrier and was honorably discharged in 1979. He spent many years farming, working in industry and was a retired machinist with O’Neil Steel in Memphis, TN. He retained his love of aviation, owned an ultra-light airplane, attended airplane mechanic training and earned his pilot license. He was an avid animal lover.
He is survived by; Nadalyn Miller, life partner, of Dallas, TX, two sisters, Anne Brownlee (David) Gullick, of Myrtle, MS, and Janice Brownlee, of Ecru, MS, two nephews, Kyle Gullick, Collierville, TN and Martin Brownlee, McKenzie, TN, one niece Danielle Brownlee, McKenzie, TN, and his step-mother, Barbara Brownlee of Myrtle, MS.; Honorary grandchildren: Faith, Nevaeh, and Kennedy Joplin; Colson, Lily and Rickie Sue Carlisle; all of Southaven, MS.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Marjorie Brownlee; and two brothers Bill Brownlee and Jim Brownlee.
A memorial service will be held on February 4, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Memphis National Cemetery, 3568 Townes Avenue, Memphis TN. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Myrtle, MS. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local animal shelter.
Memphis National Cemetery
3568 Towns Avenue
Memphis , TN