Horace Arnold “Hoss” Broome Jr.
Published 9:52 am Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Horace Arnold “Hoss” Broome Jr., 92, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 4, 2015, from Sycamore Shoals Hospital, surrounded by his family. Horace was born in Roda, Va., to the late Horace Arnold Broome and Cora Lee Nave Broome. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Whitney Shea Broome, and a brother, Bob Broome.
Horace founded Broome Real Estate in 1959, which is the longest, active Real Estate firm in Elizabethton. He was the first President of the Elizabethton Board of Realtors and the past President of East Tennessee Board of Realtors. He was the managing broker for FHA in East Tennessee for 25 years and was instrumental in the zoning for the City of Elizabethton during the years of 1969-1970. He was a member of the Toastmasters, a member of Capt. Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post #2166, the American Legion Watauga Post #49, the Elizabethton Elks Lodge, the Shriners and Masons. He designed and held the patent on the 10-E-C Tag Logo.
He was a member of Elizabethton High School and Milligan College football teams. He was an avid Elizabethton High School and University of Tennessee football fan, Peyton Manning and Jason Witten, were his favorites. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church, but had served as a Deacon for many years at Immanuel Baptist Church. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed his comradery with “The Lingerfelt Pharmacy Boys.” He loved gardening, was an avid fisherman, hunter and was affectionately known as the “Catfish man of Watauga Lake.” Hoss set a fashion trend with his bibbed overalls.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 68 years, Grace Lee Hopson Broome, of the home; two sons, Horace Arnold “Bubba” Broome III and Rick Lee Broome and wife Teresa; one daughter, Tana Star Johnson and husband Mike; a granddaughter, Mackenzie Danielle Broome; and two brothers, William “Bill” Broome and Carroll Broome. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Horace Arnold “Hoss” Broome Jr. will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Garry Edwards. Special comments will be provided by Dr. John Martin. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 207 North Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37601; or the Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Broome family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.