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Homer R. Broughton

Died: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Homer Robert Broughton, 88, Marengo, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at his home.

Born April 13, 1920, at Kildave, Ky., he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Maggie Messer Broughton.

He was an Army veteran, decorated as a T/Sgt. in the South Pacific, during World War II, a farmer, owned and operated Broughton Farms for 65 years with his wife, and was a member of the Selective Service Board for 30 years, a life member of VFW Post 6160, where he was a post commander, a 50-year member of the Marengo Masonic Lodge, where he was a past Master, and a member of Marengo United Methodist Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Arvil Jenkins; three brothers, Jesse L. and Herbert Broughton and Jack Jenkins; and a sister, Edith Heinz.

Survivors include his wife, the former Joyce Jenkins; three children, Rita Broughton Pitman, Robert L. Broughton and Pamela Broughton Poe; three brothers, James C., William Henry and Frank D. Broughton; three sisters, Beatrice Krackenberger, Pat Ramsey and Millie Milby; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Visitation: Thursday, Jan. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Masonic service at 7, at Dillman-Green Funeral Home in Marengo and on Friday, Jan. 16, after 10 a.m. at Marengo United Methodist Church.

Funeral: Friday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at Marengo United Methodist Church followed by burial in Goodman Ridge Cemetery.

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