Jimmy Varner Broadbent

October 18, 1929February 3, 2019

Jimmy Broadbent, age 89, of Ocala, Florida, passed away at Advent Hospital on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

Jimmy was born in Nashville, Tennessee to loving parent, Lillian and Garlan Broadbent. He married Barbara Meeks on November 24, 1949; they were married for 69 years. He proudly served in the United States Army. He worked for General Medical and retired after 42 years. Jimmy was a member of Pennington Bend Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher, MYF counselor, basketball coach and Secretary of Finance. Jimmy loved to fish and hunt and loved to be around his family.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents, Lillian and Garlan Broadbent. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, Billy and Floyd; his sisters, Louise and Francis and many nieces and nephews.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Broadbent, two sons, James Michael Broadbent (Becky) and David Wayne Broadbent; two granddaughters, Vandy Mayworth (Josh) and Kelsey Smith (Adam); three great-granddaughters, Selah Smith, Vaida Mayworth and Vivian Mayworth and JJ, his beloved dog.

Jimmy's family will gather for a service at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at 3:30pm with visitation on Friday, February 15th, 2019 from 4-8pm, where he will be laid to rest.


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Jimmy Varner Broadbent

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Betsy Robinson

February 12, 2019

Dear Broadbent family,
I was so sorry to hear of Mr.Broadbents passing.He was by far one of the kindest, sweetest men I ever knew.He coached our girls church basketball team with my daddy and always was so patient, with a smile on his face. I have such fond memories and everyone includes his sweet smile. He made me feel like a daughter.
My parents also thought the world of him too.
I will be praying for you all but rejoicing that I know there is a new angel in heaven.
With much sympathy,
Betsy Brent Robinson