In Memory

Richard Brownlee

Richard Brownlee


70, of Indianapolis, passed away May 15, 2017. He was born August 2, 1946 to James and Jean (Tangeman-Brownlee) Johnston. He served in the Marine Corps in Viet Nam and was a manager and senior compliance officer for the City of Indianapolis, receiving the city’s Outstanding Service Award.
Richard enjoyed retirement, devoting his time to family and his golf obsession. He loved to plan elaborate family adventures and game marathons and he was always ready for a road trip.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson Brandon. He is survived by Lana, his beloved wife of 48 years, his sons Gary and Brian Brownlee, grandchildren Alicia Boyle, Anthony and Connor Brownlee, Morgan and Adrienne Middleton, great grandchildren Jayden Brownlee, Lincoln Boyle and Aiden Middleton, his brothers and sisters Stephen and Diana Brownlee, Mary Davis and David Johnston.

A Celebration of Richard’s Life, including lunch, will take place Saturday, May 20, at l:00 pm at One Body Ministries, 3132 Carson Ave., Indianapolis. All whose lives Richard touched are encouraged to attend.

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05/31/17 06:25 PM #1    

Douglas Booth

I was saddened to hear(read) of Richard's passing.  I knew Richard from at least 7th grade forward (probably from 6th grade forward, but that was a long time ago and the memory gets fuzzy trying to remember that far back).  We shared a locker for all 5 years at Manual.  I say 5 years because we attended 8th grade at Manual, which I believe was the last year for having 8th grade there.  He was a good friend and a real "pal".  Whenever I have thought back to my days in Indy, I always think of my time at Manual and the many friends and classmates I had there.  To me it is all good memories.  After graduation I saw Richard rarely due to each of us having different activities going on.  I was still living at home in Indy when the door bell rang one afternoon.  I went to the door to see who was there, and the first thing I saw was a uniform.  Then as my eyes moved up to the person's face, I saw it was Richard with a big smile on his face.  He had just completed basic training and was home to see his folks before going to his assignment.  It was so great to see him.  That is the last time I remember seeing Richard.  I will miss my friend!

06/04/17 08:43 PM #2    

Nancy Howell (Greenwald)

I remember Richard well from Manual.  He was a really nice guy.  Condolences to his family.  May God comfort them with their precious memories of him.

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