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Obituary September 17, 2015

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ BROYLES
BARTLETT William D. Broyles (Bill), loving husband, devoted father, faithful friend, follower of Christ, and patriot, died Sept. 8, 2015. Bill Broyles proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring a Master Gunnery Sergeant with 22 years of honorable service. He continued public service after his retirement, working first for the City of Millington, then the Shelby County Trustees Office, and finally with Congressman Ed Bryant. He participated for a number of years in the Millington Optimist Club, supported the American Indian Association, Mid-­South Life Choices, and served his local church congregation. He loved the Lord and was faithful to the end. He is preceded in death by his siblings, James Miller Broyles, Gene Tillman Broyles, Judith Ann Beard, and Patrick Lee Broyles. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Charlene Boyd Broyles, his daughters, Kathryn Broyles, and Rebecca Ponder, his son-­in­-law, Larry K. Ponder and his uncle, Hermon Lowery. Visitation was Thursday Sept. 10, at Memphis Funeral Home, Bartlett, with visitation and funeral at Christ’s Community Church, Cookeville, Saturday, Sept. 12. Graveside service followed at Crest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his honor be sent to Appalachian Ministries [PO Box 184, Beattyville, KY 41311] or h.e.a.r.t. village [N US Hwy 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859]. Semper Fi. Online condolences may be expressed at www.memphisfuneralhome.net.

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