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Obituary - Charles Broaddus



Charles William Broaddus, 83 , of Kennedy Bridge Road passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at Chrstian Care Center in Lancaster. He is survived by wife Marie Green Broaddus. 

Charles was born in Garrard County on March 13, 1932. He proudly served in the Army. He also was a lifetime farmer and a state higway employee for many years. Along with his passion for his country, Charles was a Master Mason and a member of the Kentucky Walking Horse Association. In that time he served as a walking horse judge. He and his wife, Marie Broaddus, attended The Celebration for 35 years and made many lifelong friends there. Charles was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church.

Along with his wife, he is survived by one son, Randall William Broaddus of Garrard County and by a special friend, Calvin, also of Garrard County. He is also survived by a special dog, Pooh.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, November, 5, 2015, at Spurlin Funeral Home with Rev. David Shoot and Gayle Bibb officiating. Burial was in Burgin Cemetery.

Pallbears were David Bibb, Phillip Broaddus, Freddie Carter, Buddy Hullet, Walter Marcum and Paul Ford Ruble. 

Honorary pallbears included: Donnie and Cheryl Bibb, Ronnie Bibb, Frances Ann Conley, Phyllis Bibb, Gayle, Denny and Peggy Comer and Elizabeth Bibb. 

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