Rev. William Ferrell Broach Jr.
July 10, 1947 – May 8, 2018
Rev. William Ferrell Broach, Jr., 70 of Pensacola, FL. Born July 10, 1947 in Greenville, Alabama. Passed away May 8, 2018 at Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, Florida. Son of the late William Ferrell Broach and Bettie Steiner Daniel Broach of Greenville AL. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War. Later graduated from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Joined the U. S. Navy Reserve, retiring after 20 years of Navy flight service, the last as flight engineer of the P3 Orion. “P 3’s Forever!” He answered the call to ministry in 2012, serving first as Deacon of All Saints Anglican Episcopal Church in Pensacola and, after his ordination in 2013, as Rector of All Saints. He is survived by his beloved wife, Therese Marceau Broach of Lillian, AL; son, William Ferrell Broach, III of Lillian, AL; daughter, Alison Christin Broach of Charlottesville, VA; grandson, Jacob Alexander Broach of Charlottesville, VA; sister, Bettie Daniel Broach Hager and brother-in-law Dale Hager of Dallas, TX; nephew Patrick Graham Hubbard and his wife, Amanda and their two children of Austin, TX; niece Marianna Magee McGowan and her husband Richard and their three children of McKinney TX; his faithful German Shepherd, Jake. Especially remembered by: Father Bill will be lovingly remembered by members of All Saints Anglican Episcopal Church, and by the Diocese of CANA. He will be remembered by his friends for his strong and unwavering principles. He will be remembered fondly by the Marine Corps League, Pensacola and the PMOAA Pensacola Military Officers Association of America, of which he faithfully served as Chaplain. He will be remembered by his only sister and only sibling, Bettie, as her treasured baby brother. Visitation will be on Friday May 11, 2018 from 6PM to 8PM at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be on Saturday May 12, 2018 at 10AM at All Saints Anglican Episcopal Church, Pensacola Florida. Interment to immediately follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, Alabama. OAK LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 619 N. New Warrington Road is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.oaklawnfunerals.com.
- Therese Marceau Broach, Wife
- William Ferrell Broach, Son
- Alison Christin Broach, Daughter
- He is survived by his beloved wife, Therese Marceau Broach of Lillian, AL; son, William Ferrell Broach, III of Lillian, AL; daughter, Alison Christin Broach of Charlottesville, VA; grandson, Jacob Alexander Broach of Charlottesville, VA; sister, Bettie Daniel Broach Hager and brother-in-law Dale Hager of Dallas, TX; nephew Patrick Graham Hubbard and his wife, Amanda and their two children of Austin, TX; niece Marianna Magee McGowan and her husband Richard and their three children of McKinney TX; his faithful German Shepherd, Jake
- Master Gunnery Sergeant Rivera
- Colonel Bill White
- Bob James
- Tom Sutterfield
- Wayne Maddox
- William Broach III
- Patrick Marceau
- Thomas McGowan
- Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, May 12, 2018
Rev. William Ferrell Broach Jr.
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May 28, 2018
I've never met Bill, but I have had many email exchanges with him and I so very much appreciated him weighing in on world matters and religious issues of the day. He was one of my regular "junk" email addressees. I will miss our exchanges!
Rest in Peace, Brother!
COL(ret) MP, USA
(Former Navy crewmember on Gooney Birds out of Corpus Christi, Texas in the early '70s).
May 15, 2018
Dear Therese and Family,
I am stunned and deeply saddened to hear about Bill. We flew together often and he was a joy to work with.
Your happy years with Bill will help you sustain your strength and all the wonderful memories of him will keep him close to you. Wherever Bill went, he left a trail of kindness, humor, and inspiration and his faith for us to follow. He was special and I will miss him. Blue Skies Bill.
May 14, 2018
My sincere condolences to you and your family.
May 10, 2018
To The Family of Our Chaplain:
The was nobody like Father Bill. As our Chaplain in the Marine Corps League whenever we needed prayer all we had to do is look up and there was Father Bill. His prayers inspired us. They remined us that God is our leader and that this nation was ordained by His hand as a Constitutionally limited Republic. All of the members of the Marine Corps League admired and respected Father Bill. We knew he was a Man of God and a patriot.
God Bless Father Bill, priest, sailor and patriot.
E. Rouse, Public Affairs Officer
Pensacola Marine Corps League