Edward Preston


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Edward Preston Browne

Oct 13 1919 - Oct 01 2010

Edward Preston Browne was born in McKinney, Texas, on October 13, 1919. He died October 1, 2010, in the McKinney home where he was raised. Edward was the son of Edward Preston Browne, Sr. and Mary Emma Abernathy Browne. His grandfather, William M. Abernathy, was a lawyer and founding member of the McKinney Fire Department. Edward graduated in 1941 from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Business Administration. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the Second Signal Battalion in the European Theater including Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was discharged November 21, 1945. After discharge from the Army, Edward pursued a career as an investment analyst and investment portfolio manager for various investment companies, banks and insurance companies. He retired from Republic National Life Insurance Company in the 1980’s and set out to travel the world. He moved back into the Abernathy homestead on Virginia Street where he lived until his death. Edward’s keen love of all God’s creatures was evidenced by his support of foster children in several countries as well as many animal rescue charities. Edward was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by numerous cousins who are the grandchildren of Mary Abernathy Browne’s brothers and sisters. He was a member of the Rosicrucian Order A.M.O.R.C. In Lieu of flowers, donations should be made to International Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Boyd, Texas or Animal Refuge Foundation, Sherman, Texas, or the charity of your choice. A graveside memorial service will be held on Monday, October 11, at 2:00 p.m. at Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Texas.
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