Antonio “Tony” Browning

October 1, 1961 - July 1, 2024

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Antonio "Tony" Browning, 62, of Covington, KY, passed away after a difficult journey with cancer on the morning of July 1, 2024. He was born in Maysville, KY on October 1, 1961 to the late Phillip Lee and Elizabeth Browning.

Tony served on the Covington Police Department, reaching the rank of sergeant and serving at least one term as FOP President. He went on to teach middle school social studies in Kentucky and Portland, OR after studying Education at Northern Kentucky University and later earned his Master's at The George Washington University.

Tony was a free-spirited, independent soul, who lived and loved fiercely and with conviction. His inquisitiveness and intellect drove his passions, of which there were many: travel, music, literature, history, theater, wine, bourbon, animals, and Bogart movies, to name a few. He and Kacie were lucky to pursue many of these passions together and they filled their years together with love, adventure, and three wonderful pups. Their adventurous spirit moved them to Washington and although they returned to Northern Kentucky, Tony's heart belonged to the Pacific Northwest. Many who knew Tony were also lucky enough to be taste-testers in his life-long quest to make the perfect pizza and loaf of bread.

Tony is survived by his wife, Kacie Adams-Browning; his children James Browning, Charity (Chris) Blackburn, Stephen (Aire) Browning, and Hope (Paul) Browning; grandchildren Maverick (Jordy) Harding, Grace and Tyler Blackburn, and Jude and Max Browning; brothers Jimmy (Joyce) Browning, Mike (Leslie) Browning, Robert Browning, and Phillip (Josie) Browning; and best canine companion Ellie.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by one sister, Lynda McKee; and best canine companions Oscar and Abby.

In typical Tony fashion, there are no traditional services planned. A Celebration of Life will occur, with details to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude, the ASPCA, or your local animal shelter.

Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015 is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Mary & Bob Ahlers - Jul 5, 2024
We are so sad to hear of this great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all the great memories allow for a celebration of life and remain with you forever.
Nancy Greenwell - Jul 5, 2024
When he lived in Maysville we were fortunate to serve him at our pharmacy. Tony and my husband were both transplants. We enjoy his company at our pharmacy. He was a pleasant and an out going customer. Sorry for your loss.
Skylar Mullins - Jul 2, 2024
Mr. Browning was the best teacher I ever had. I had the opportunity to be his student for many years at Southgate schools. He taught me everything I know about history and politics, shaping the way I looked at the future. He was a kind and generous teacher. I still have the DVD he gave my 8th grade class of pictures and videos from our middle school years and projects. Every time I hear Breaking Up is Hard To Do I think about 8th grade history class. This is a true loss for the world. He will be dearly missed but more importantly he will be remembered by all.
Debby Harrison - Jul 2, 2024
Sorry for your loss. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Having Tony as a brother-in-law and working with him at CPD was enhanced by his sense of humor. Bless your family.

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