OBITUARY

Howard Eugene Broadhead

September 25, 1936December 4, 2018
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Howard “DD” Eugene Broadhead, of Montevallo Alabama passed away on Tuesday December 4, 2018 at the age of 82. Howard was a loving family man with great character and undying faith in his Lord, Jesus Christ. He was a proud veteran of the Korean War and devout member of Antioch #2 Baptist Church.

Howard will join in Heaven his parents Richard Givhan and Nellie Kimbrell Broadhead, and his six brothers and sisters for a long awaited family reunion.

Left behind to cherish is memory is his loving wife of 59 years, Peggie McDaniel Broadhead; sons, Mark Broadhead (Bridget) and Daniel Broadhead (Laura); grandkids, Hunter Broadhead, Kelsey Smith, Brody Broadhead, Karli Broadhead, Taylor Chappell, and Lizzy Broadhead; great grandchildren, Aiden Cox, Payton Thomas, and Ryleigh Cox.

A Visitation will be held for Mr. Broadhead at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo) on Friday, December 7,2018 at 11:00 am followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 pm. The Committal Service will be held at Alabama National Cemetery at 2:00 pm

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, December 7, 2018
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Howard Eugene Broadhead

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Biography

Howard DD Eugene Broadhead was an Alabama native, and actually grew up in Marvel, Alabama where he worked as a paper boy. Every week that DD was paid he would stop at the store and get only an ice cream, giving all of his remaining income to his parents in order to help support their large family of seven children. He was an extremely hard worker and his employer even offered to buy him a bicycle for his paper route.
As a young adult Howard worked for the Marvel Coal Mine but when the mines closed he could not find work, in order to continue helping his family he enlisted in the Army and fought in the Korean War; he was in Korea on his 18th birthday. Howard was proud to serve his country and support his family, he sent every dime he made back home to his family.
When he returned home from the war Howard married Peggie McDaniel, the love of his life, they remained together for 59 years, Peggie was still by Howard’s side the day he passed away. In the beginning of their life together Howard went to Bird’s Hardware in Calera to make a purchase and learned to his great surprise that he owed for the bicycle purchase from when he was a child. He paid the owner a small amount every month until that bicycle was paid for.
Howard enjoyed traveling, site seeing major U.S. cities, national parks, Canada, and Mexico with his wife. Some of their favorite times were driving across the country to Alaska, taking the ferry from Washington State over to Victoria, and cruising down Erie Canal.
Howard was devoted to his family, his country, and his faith. He was incredibly selfless, always ensuring others comfort before his own. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him