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Walter Benson Broadway

March 27, 1934 September 23, 2009
Walter Benson Broadway
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Walter Benson Broadway, 75 of Ardmore, Tennessee died on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at ATHENS-LIMESTONE HOSPITAL in Athens, Alabama. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 26, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Ardmore with Bro. Sammy Brister and Bro. William Suddarth officiating. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, AL.He was born Tuesday, March 27, 1934 in Ardmore, Alabama to Walter Daniel Broadway and Bonnie Lucille Whitt Broadway. He was instrumental in organizing the Ardmore Fire Dept. and was an EMT. He and five friends lighted the first baseball and softball fields in Ardmore. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Ardmore, a member of Ardmore City Council, police commissioner, Ardmore Charities, and Woodmen of the World. He was an avid fisherman and golfer, and a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, a son: Mike Broadway, and a grandson: Ben Broadway III.Survivors include his wife: Mary Elizabeth Broadway of Ardmore, TN; a son, Benny & Betty Broadway of Ardmore, TN, daughters, Vicki & Gerald Sylvester of Ardmore, AL and Kristi & Randy Minor of Ardmore, AL, a daughter-in-law: Fay Broadway Shannon of Ardmore, AL; sister, Peggy Broadway Wheeler of Ardmore, TN; grandchildren: Eric & Derrick Broadway; Shelly Broadway Rich; Michael & Lucas Broadway; Dennis Sylvester & Wendy Sylvester Whiting; Brittanee & Heather Minor; great grandchildren: Rachel & Harlee Rich; Payden & Mason Whiting; Mike & Benson Broadway; Alyia Sylvester; and special friends: Charles & Esten Slayton and family.

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