Roy Baxter Broadway
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MOCKSVILLE - Roy Baxter Broadway, 93, of Broadway Road, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at the W.G. "Bill" Hefner Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born in Davie County on Nov. 11, 1919, he was the son of the late Ira Adam Broadway and Cora Broome Broadway. He was retired from Food Service at the V.A. Hospital and attended Edgewood Baptist Church. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II in battles and campaigns in Sicily, Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes; Central Europe, Naples-Foggia, and Rome-Arno. He received the Purple Heart, the EAMET Campaign Medal with 7 Bronze Service Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead, and the American Defense Service Medal.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Virginia Cook Broadway; three sons, Ronald (Mary) Broadway, Kenneth Broadway and Doug (Marilee) Broadway, all of Mocksville; four grandchildren, Julie Broadway (Michael) Byrd, Kelly Broadway (Eddie) Kluttz, Lee Broadway, and Adam Broadway and three great grandchildren, Micah Kluttz, Cassidy Kluttz, and Alex Byrd.
Service: A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. in the Davie Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Frank Blankenship and Pastor Clyde Settle officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Salisbury National Cemetery with military honors by the V.F.W. Memorial Honor Guard and the National Guard.
Visitation: The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials: For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the W. G. "Bill" Hefner Medical Center, Building 42, Second Floor, Salisbury, NC 28144.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.daviefuneralservice.com.
Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 19, 2012