Richard James McBroom Obituary

Richard James McBroom

Richard James McBroom, 73 of Baxter, Tennessee passed from this life Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, surrounded by his family. Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army out of high school. He was a parachute rigger, an instructor and jump master. He was promoted to the rank of Staff Sargent before his discharge. He lived in Louisiana for a short time where he became a police officer and also worked with the county coroner's office. Upon returning to Tennessee, he served the city of Algood as a police officer and then an officer with the city of Baxter. He was also the drug operations supervisor with the 13th Judical Task Force. Richard was also the Baxter Volunteer Fire Department's Fire Chief. In his spare time, Richard enjoyed watching Nascar, especially with his grandson Justin. Richard also loved to fish with Scott , fishing for anything that would bite the hook. Born Saturday, February 22, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Byrd McBroom and the late Juanita Wheeler McBroom. Surviving are 2 daughters: Michelle (Steve) Dworaczyk of Keller, TX. Chrissy McBroom 1 Stepson: Scott (Linda) Maynard of Cookeville, TN 3 Grandchildren Christopher Messer of Columbus, GA Nicholas Messer (Monica Little) of Metropolis, IL Belle Dworaczyk of Keller, TX Justin Maynard of Cookeville, TN Great-grandchildren Aiden, Brooklyn, Payton and Scarlet Messer of Metropolis, IL 1 Sister: Linda McFatridge of Flagstaff, Arizona 1 Brother: Gary McBroom of TX Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 40 years Carol Brown McBroom and sister Debbie McBroom of FL. The family will receive friends and guests at Crest Lawn Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 1:00 pm to time of service. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 3:00 pm at Crest Lawn Funeral Home.
February 22, 1947 - September 27, 202002/22/194709/27/2020
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Richard James McBroom, 73 of Baxter, Tennessee passed from this life Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, surrounded by his family.Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army out of high school. He was a parachute rigger, an instructor and jump master. He was promoted to the rank of Staff Sargent before his discharge. He lived in Louisiana for a short time where he became a police officer and also worked with the county coroner's office. Upon returning ...

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Sep
30
Visitation
Wednesday, September 30 2020
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Crest Lawn Funeral Home
800 West Jackson Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
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30
Service
Wednesday, September 30 2020
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Crest Lawn Funeral Home
800 West Jackson Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
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