Ray Broshears

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Ray Broshears

90, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014.

He was born on August 21, 1923 to Irvin and Hazel Broshears of Dale, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Lois and Geniva.

Ray is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jo, son Butch (Bonnie) Broshears, daughter Sharon (Kelly) Van Arsdale, Sister Mildred (Stan) Ames.

Ray was the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Ray was a WWII veteran, he served in the "Battle of the Bulge" and was the recipient of three bronze stars.

He served 20 years on the Indianapolis Police Department.

For 20 years he was employed in the carpet industries. For the last 30 years he has worked at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a "yellow shirt" and "red coat" museum host.

Ray was a member of the National Fraternal Order of Police, Masonic Bridgeport Lodge #162, American Legion Speedway 500 and Moose Lodge, Speedway 500.

Ray enjoyed spending time with his family and spending time on the golf course. He also enjoyed fishing and auto racing. He loved country music and playing the guitar.

He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Flanner & Buchanan - Floral Park will handle the service with burial at Floral Park.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Flanner & Buchanan - Floral Park, 425 N. Holt Rd.

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Funeral Home
Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center At Floral Pk
425 N Holt Rd Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 241-9311
Funeral Home Details
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 20, 2014
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