Carroll L. Broome

Published 4:36 pm Monday, July 30, 2018

Carroll L. Broome, 87, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Friday, July 27, 2018, at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Elizabethton, he was a son of the late Horace Arnold and Cora Nave Broome.
Carroll was a 1948 graduate of Elizabethton High School and graduated from East Tennessee State University. He retired as a Vice-President with Citizens Bank. Carroll was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a very active member of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton, where he had served as a member of the Administrative Board and was a past Sunday School teacher. Carroll served as a member of the Elizabethton School Board and had been a member of the Civitan Club of Elizabethton and the Betsy Squares (square dancing). He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, hunting and loved to be around people. He was also a University of Tennessee football fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Garrison Broome; sons, James Lavan Broome and David Brian Broome; an infant grandson, Austin James Frazier; brothers, Horace Broome Jr. and Bob Broome; sisters-in-law, Grace Broome, Margaret Broome and Dixie Broome; nephews, Horace “Bubba” Broome III and Al Broome; and his beloved dog, Millie.
Those left to cherish his memory include a daughter, Linda Crowe, Elizabethton; a step-daughter, Jama Frazier and husband Jim, Elizabethton; a brother, Bill Broome, Elizabethton; special caregivers, Trish Mayo, Eugene Carrier and Shannon Carrier; and former caregivers, Linda, Debbie, Brenda and Denise. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Carroll L. Broome was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 30, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Raymond W. Amos Sr. officiating. Music was under the direction of Mr. Tyler Fleming. The family received friends at the funeral home from noon until 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may call at his residence at other times. Interment followed the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers were Rick Broome, Robert Broome, Carl Gilbert, Mike Johnson, Brett Cole and Ben Cole. Military Honors were accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter, 135 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, 325 East “E” Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mr. Broome and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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