David M. Broadus

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class David M. "aka Mike, Spike and Sarge" Broadus, 73, of Upton, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at
Hospice Health Care Center in Louisville.

He was a 20-year U.S. Army veteran, where he served two tours in Vietnam and was a Purple Heart recipient. He retired from his second career as a military contractor at Hill Hall on Fort Knox after 26 years, where he was a tank simulator instructor and electronics technician.

He was a member of Upton Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He had passion for mission work, particularly for the children of Poland, where he traveled on many occasions.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Broadus and Mary M. Broadus Hastings.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Carolyn Broadus of Upton; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie (Tom) Perkins of Sonora; two grandchildren, Charlie Perkins of Sonora and Allison Perkins of Lexington; a brother, John (Joann) Broadus of Madison, Indiana; three sisters, Helen Smith of Burlington, Jayne Allen of Protection, Kansas, and Sue Hichew of Lyons, Illinois.

The funeral is at 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Upton Baptist Church in Upton with the Rev. J.D. Shipp and Mel Doughty officiating. Burial follows with military honors at 2:30 p.m in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Manakee Funeral Home in Upton and continues at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be given to his Poland ministry, Kings Players, care of Mel Doughty, 350 W. Farthing St., Mayfield, KY 42066 or Upton Baptist Youth Fund.

Condolences may be expressed at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.
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Published in The News-Enterprise on June 14, 2018
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