COMMERCE - Joseph Lemnal Brownlee, Jr., 78, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at his residence.
He was born in Miami, Fla., the son of the late Joseph L. and Clara Estelle Brooks Brownlee. He was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Mission and was retired from United States Marine Corp. He was also a high school teacher. Mr. Brownlee was preceded in death by his son, Roger A. Brownlee.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Mary Schoppmeyer Brownlee, Commerce; sons, Michael J. Brownlee, Commerce, and Kevin Brownlee, Santa Fe, N.M.; and a daughter, Patti Hobart, Winder.
Memorial services will be held Monday, March 26, at 1 p.m. from the St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Mission with Father Terry Crone officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday night, March 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. The Rosary service will follow visitation Sunday night at 7 p.m. from the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with Deacon John Burke, Jr. officiating.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.