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Theodore Roosevelt Broyles, 93

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 2:41 pm

Theodore Roosevelt Broyles passed away on Monday, May 27, at his home in Whitwell. He was 93 years old. He was surrounded by family when he passed peacefully.

Named after the 26th President of the United States, Ted Broyles was born in Newcomb, TN, Campbell County on February 14, 1931, the son of Willie Pearl Lawson and Kim Broyles, a local mail carrier. His father Kim was also a veteran of World War I, having served in the Army’s 113th Machine Gun Battalion in Italy during the war. His mother and father also served as security guards at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN during World War II and the development of the atomic bomb that would eventually end the war.

Ted attended Clinton High School in Clinton, TN. and was graduated in 1947 at the age of 16. He then enrolled at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he first studied agriculture before leaving college to join the Air Force to help pay for school. Ted served as a mechanic during the Korean conflict and worked primarily on jet engines while stationed in Germany. After serving his country, Ted returned to the University of Tennessee where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1960.

In 1960 he took a job with the Tennessee Valley Authority, where he worked for forty years.   In January 1961, he met Janice Faye Parks from Caryville, TN at Island Home Baptist Church in Norris, TN during a fundraiser for polio victims. He and Janice were married a year later.   They had three boys, Kim Everette Broyles, Keith Edward Broyles, and Kevin Eric Broyles.

Ted and Janice moved to Whitwell in 1973, eventually purchasing a farm, where Ted enjoyed clearing land and raising cattle in his free time. He also designed and oversaw the building of the family home that was completed in 1985 where he and Janice have lived happily for 39 years. They have been married for 62 years. Ted was a member of the First Baptist Church of Whitwell.

Ted is survived by his wife, Janice Faye Broyles, son, Kim Everette Broyles (wife Ginger), son, Keith Edward Broyles (wife Lori), and son, Kevin Eric Broyles. He has six grandchildren, Caleb, Maggie, Alex, Parks, Lawson, and Elicia. He has one sister, Ola Lee Duncan, and one aunt, Alice Lawson Alexander. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his older brother, George William Broyles.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Whitwell, 1970 N. Main St. Whitwell, with Pastor Matthew Daniels officiating.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Whitwell, prior to the funeral service.

Mr. Broyles will be laid to rest on Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Robins Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be Kim Everette Broyles, Keith Edward Broyles, Kevin Eric Broyles, Caleb Emmanuel Broyles, Lawson Everette Broyles, and Tina Mears Beyer.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PL, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are entrusted to Rogers Funeral Home, 21 East Fifth St, Jasper, (423) 942-2682.

The Marion Tribune – May 30, 2024