John Henry McBroom Jr., poultry worker

August 19, 2013

John Henry Franklin McBroom Jr., died at home surrounded by his loving family Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. He was born in Baxter, Tenn., March 5, 1930.

He enjoyed rabbit hunting and gardening. Mr. McBroom was employed by Shorgood Poultry in Milford for 23 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bessie (Campbell) McBroom; a daughter, Rebecca McBroom; siblings and family members, Gilbert McBroom and wife Hattie, Morris McBroom and daughter Wendy, Calvin McBroom, Larry McBroom, Doris, Thelma, Gay Smack and husband Harris, Callie Hearn and husband Bill; grandchildren, Sandra Forder, Amanda McBroom and Gared Sullenger McBroom. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Unruh; a brother, Ernie McBroom; two sons, John Wayne McBroom Sr. and wife, Becki of Milford, Rodney J. McBroom and wife Cindy of Lincoln; two daughters, Sandra Forder of Clayton and Marsha Council and husband, David of Smyrna; two stepchildren, Mike Unruh and wife Brenda of Felton, Norma Scouten of Harrington; five grandchildren, Stuart Council, of Smyrna, Alice McBroom of Lincoln, Shawn Scouten, of Harrington, Allen Betts of Milton, Emma Grace McBroom, John W. McBroom Jr., Nathan Wyatt and Jason Tucker, all of Milford; three great-grandchildren, Joshua McBride of Clayton, Cameron Council of Dover and Lillian McBroom of Lincoln.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 NW Front St., Milford, with visitation after 11 a.m. Burial will be in Milford Community Cemetery.

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