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William E. "Bill" Broome, Jr.

Asheville - William E. "Bill" Broome, Jr., 95, died Friday, January 31, 2014, at his home in West Asheville.

Mr. Broome was born in Asheville, and was a son of the late William E. Broome, Sr., and Cora Morgan Broome. He was a WWII veteran of the US Navy and was retired as Superintendent of Vehicle Maintenance with the US Postal Service. He was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church.

Mr. Broome was married for 72 years to Doris McGee "Dot" Broome, before her death June 23, 2012, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Rosa Zeigler.

He is survived by three sons, David E. Broome (Dolores), Donald M. Broome (Sharon), and Douglas W. Broome (Gerry); grandchildren, Michael Broome (Candy), Melinda Broome, Rodney Broome (Laura), Kristin Uhde (Jochen), and Meredith Broome; seven great-grandchildren, Jarrett and Cassada Broome, Kinsley, Carter and Claire Broome, and Sebastian and Genevieve Uhde; and sisters, Mary Blalock Wilson and Barbara Frazier.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Stan Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Broome, Rodney Broome, Jarrett Broome, Bruce McGee, Jimmy Blalock, and Allen Zeigler.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to West Asheville Baptist Church Building Fund, 926 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806, or to Leicester Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 331, Attn: Louise Teague, Leicester, NC 28748, or to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 2, 2014
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