WT Broadwell, 75, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend of Marion North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord of Friday, November 15, 2019 after a 6-month battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded and embraced by his family.

WT is preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas, and Sarah Garnell Broadwell and his sister, Doris Dixon. Left to cherish all of the wonderful memories are his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara Broadwell; son, Bill Broadwell and wife Angela; and daughter, Mollie McDaniel; two granddaughters, Haley Broadwell and Heather Burnette; one aunt, Katherine Gallion; five nieces and three nephews; and many cousins and friends.

WT loved the Lord and was a long-standing member of First Christian Church in Marion. He loved serving others at church through fellowship and in welcoming everyone who came through the door. WT never met a stranger; his Christ-like love and kindness and was an inspiration to all who knew him.

WT lived a full and happy life spending time with family, friends, and telling stories of growing up in East Marion. As all who knew him will remember, he was quite the fun-loving prankster who gave everyone endless laughter. WT could often be found telling jokes and funny stories to friends and family with his cup of coffee always in hand. He was an excellent athlete and stayed passionately involved with sports his whole life. He coached many kids' teams in the community along with umpiring and refereeing recreation leagues for many years. He was also a referee for professional wrestling matches all over the Southeast. WT was one of kind and will be missed dearly.

Please join us in celebrating WT's life Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 4:00 P.M. at the First Christian Church of Marion (1709 Rutherford Road, Marion, North Carolina 28752) with Pastor Don Mitchell officiating. Receiving of friends will be from 3:00 until 4:00 P.M.

A heartfelt thank you goes to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, and especially Susan Jimison, for the invaluable care and comfort she provided to our family.

Flowers are accepted and appreciated, however those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to consider the First Christian Church of Marion, PO Box, 1104, Marion, North Carolina 28752.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Broadwell family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website,, or call (828) 559-8111.

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Sandi Dover

Barbara, so sorry to hear about WT. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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