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William "Buck" Broome

April 4, 1927 — November 18, 2022

William "Buck" Broome


William “Buck” Broome passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022 at his place of residence in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was 95 years old.

Born in Clarksville, Tennessee on April 4, 1927 to Billie Broome and Rena Broome Patterson, who preceded him in death.  He was the youngest of five children. Three brothers and a sister precede him.

He was married to Alice Marie Weymouth on September 3rd, 1953 and spent 52 years together before her death in 2005.

Survived by his children: Rena (Shan) Owens, George Broome, Judy (Joe) Bowles, Barbara Broome, and step daughter, Laura Landon.

Known as “Granddad” to nine grandchildren: Zachery Gizicki, Dayna Gizicki, Alex Broome, Ryan Broome, Ella Broome, Joe (Becky) Bowles, Marie (Jason) Coletta, William (Shelby) Bowles and George Bowles (Kari Barden).

Great Granddad to five: Draven Owens, Allie Coletta, Gianna Coletta, Adelyn Bowles, and Joe Bowles.

Known as “Uncle Buck” to many nieces and nephews.

He loved fishing, deer hunting, snowmobiling, gardening, camping and traveling. He loved to sing, sometimes making up his own songs. He loved his family and his church. He loved life.

He was a WW II Navy Veteran and was a Boiler Maker Third Class Petty Officer aboard the U.S.S. Dennis J. Buckley (DD 808).     A 66 Year Union member in the International Operating Engineers Union, Local 324.     A Foreman in construction and operated heavy machinery for many years before his retirement in 1989.    He was a longtime member of Newburg United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 1st, 2022 at Schrader Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth, from 2pm – 8pm.  (I:00 pm family). 280 South Main Street.

Visitation Friday, December 2nd, 2022 (10 – 11am) at Newburg United Methodist Church 36500 Ann Arbor Trail, Livonia; Services at 11:00 am, procession to Glen Eden Cemetery with a Military graveside service. A luncheon at Newburg United Methodist will follow in his honor.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to Newburg United Methodist Church.

Contribution envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

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Past Services


Thursday, December 1, 2022

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Schrader-Howell Funeral Home

280 S. Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 2, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Newburg United Methodist Church

36500 Ann Arbor Trail, Livonia, MI 48150

Visitation at Church will be from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.

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