Leonard “Budgie” Harrison Broome, 83, husband of Ann Long Broome, resident of Frazier Rd., passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Hospice House.
Born March 25, 1934 in Greenwood to the late James Leonard and Montine Temples Broome, he was a 1953 graduate of Greenwood High School and a 1957 graduate of The Citadel. Budgie was a proud Army Veteran and worked for Sears Roebuck and Co. for 37 years, retiring in 1995 in Stone Mountain GA. Budgie and Ann returned to Greenwood in 2001, where he enjoyed working on his home on the lake.
He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at both Greenwood High School and The Citadel where he had played football. He was elected and served as District Director of The Citadel Alumni Association. He coached little league sports teams for his three children, and was an Eagle Scout. He was involved in Scouting with his two sons, both of which were Eagle Scouts in Stone Mountain, GA.
He was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church.
Surviving other than his loving wife of 62 years, are his children, Christopher Eugene Broome and wife Virginia of Williamsburg VA, Michael James Broome and wife Leslie of Allen TX, and Lisa Broome Yarbrough and husband Boyd of Westlake OH; his sister Flora Files and husband Horce of Greenwood; his grandchildren Tiffany Broome Cassidy, Aaron Broome, Ambra Yarbrough Hiott, Nikki Broome, Tyler Yarbrough, Geneva McHenry, Zach Hardaway, and Abby Broome; and his five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 PM from St. Mark United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven Brown and the Rev. Barrett Alewine officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Blum, Wayne Hiott, Jeff Long, Ben Milner, Brian Robertson, and Tyler Yarbrough.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Charles Poore Sunday School Class.
The family is at the home and will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the hour of service in Founders Hall of St. Mark United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made in Budgie’s memory to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646 or to the charity of one’s choice.