Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 27, 2009
Mr. Walter Reese Broom, 58, of River Falls, died Wed., June 24, 2009, in a Montgomery hospital.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., today, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carl Douglas and the Rev. Wilson
Special music will be by Charlene Griffin and Christie Kelley and accompanist, Judy Capps.
Interment will follow in the River Falls Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.
Serving as pallbearers will be Charlie Harrelson, Donovan Harrelson, Richie Kelley, Shannon Kelley, Geoff Warren, Cody Warren, Randy Baker and Gary Wages.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Broom of River Falls; his parents, Larkin and Miriam Broom of Andalusia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Michael Majors of Birmingham and Paula and Kevin Davis of Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, Justin, Zac and Logan Majors and Lauren and Kara Davis; sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Ronnie Edwards of Andalusia; and brother, Glynn Broom of Andalusia.
Walter Reese Broom, or Reese, as everyone knew him, will always be remembered as a “joker.” He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife, Sandra, for more 40 years. Reese loved to hunt and fish whenever he had time off from work, but always made time to build memories with his wife and daughters, Pamela and Paula.
Reese was the youngest of three children of Larkin and Miriam Broom and could often be found playing dominoes with them. Pamela and her husband, Michael Majors, have three sons, Justin, Zachary and Logan, with whom Reese got to share his love of hunting, fishing, and sports. Paula and her husband, Kevin Davis, have two daughters, Lauren and Kara, whom Reese loved to push on the swing set and watch cartoons with. All of his grandchildren shared the television remote with Reese, but it was usually a race to see which grandchild reached it first.
Recently, Reese was so excited to have finally won something big. He won a Ford F-150 pickup truck at the Covington County Co-Op meeting held in the spring. He was so proud as he had never won anything like it before. Reese always had a laugh to share, and though he never used the slogan, you would almost always see him with “a Coke and a smile.”
Reese, a.k.a. “Daddy,” a.k.a. “Paw Paw” will be greatly missed by all who knew him.