Memorial for David Ray Broadbooks
2:00 PM Thursday, January 21st, 2021
Youtube Streaming Service
David “Dave” Ray Broadbooks
Nov. 5, 1946 ~Jan. 14, 2021
The family will hold a private memorial service, the service will be made available to watch on youtube on Thursday, January 21, 2021, the link will be posted to our website at that time.
Dave Broadbooks, Age 74, entered into his heavenly home on Jan 14th after many years of battling Alzheimer’s.
Dave was born in McPherson, KS on Nov 5, 1946 to Byron “Bus” and Darda Broadbooks. His younger years were spent in McPherson and Salina Kansas, before moving to Wichita, KS where he met his soul mate Gloria Swinger. They were married on July 22, 1967. In 1969 they were blessed with a daughter, Jerilyn and in 1974 with a son, Travis.
In 1969, Dave relocated his family to Topeka, KS with his job at Hilt’s Janitorial Supply, to open a new store. During his time in Topeka, Dave worked various jobs and owned his own Skelly Gas Station for several years before moving to Garfield, AR in 1981. Dave worked for Lost Bridge Village Assoc and in 1983 was in a bad road grader accident that nearly took his life. He rededicated his life to the Lord during the healing process. Dave loved the Lord and lived his life accordingly. He was always ready to lend a hand. Dave worked at Fellowship Bible Church of NWA for 20 years before retiring in 2010. After retiring he and Gloria traveled around the U.S. visiting as many National Parks as they could and going on multiple cruises, the highlight being a trip to Alaska.
Dave’s hobbies included being a Grandpa/Papa to his grandkids & great grandkids, building furniture and working in his shop building street rods. He built a 1939 Chevy and two 1933 Ford Coupes and enjoyed driving them to car shows near and far away. He was a member of several street rod groups over the years: Christian Rodders Association, Rollin’ Relics, NSRA and Goodguys. He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church since 1989.
Preceded in death by his parents Byron & Darda Broadbooks, two brothers Joel & Peter, and grandson Brenden Poe.
Left to remember and cherish his memory is his wife Gloria of 53 years. His children, Jerilyn Poe (Perry Goodall) and Travis (Lori) Broadbooks both of Rogers. Grandchildren include: Shalese (Coty) Cheshire of Pea Ridge; Shane (Jessica) Poe of Rogers; Shay (Shae) Poe of Proctor, OK; Laila, Reese & Bailey Broadbooks of Rogers; Joe (BreeAnn) Goodall of Bella Vista & Jessica Goodall of Mount Hope, KS. Great-Grandchildren include: Landon & Zoey Cheshire, Elizabeth and Ryker Poe, Felix Black. Sisters, Janna (Bill) Worden of Utica, NY and Susan Eardley of Berryville, AR, along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews. And His Beloved Dog, Roscoe!
The family wishes to extend a “SPECIAL THANK YOU” to the Staff at Magnolia Place Alzheimer’s Special Care Center for their dedication, care, and compassion they have shown us over the last 2 years. Also, a “SPECIAL THANK YOU” to the Elite Hospice Staff for their care & compassion.
In lieu of flowers, we would like to honor the staff at his last home for their loving care for the past two years. Donations may be made to Magnolia Place Alzheimer’s Special Care Center Associate Fund, C/O Andrea Kintner, 2000 S Hampton PL, Rogers, AR 72758.
Cremation arrangements by Benton County Memorial Park, Rogers, AR, and burial will be at Bayless Cemetery, Gateway, AR.
Below is the link for the video memorial service. <https://youtu.be/cczBGngo0Bg>
Please just copy and paste in the web browser to watch the service.