Dr. Harry Lee Broome

December 23, 1937May 30, 2021
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The world lost a larger-than-life southern gentleman this past week. Harry Lee Broome, a prominent orthopedic surgeon in the Atlanta area for over 50 years passed away while surrounded by his family.

Dr. Broome was born in Salisbury, NC in 1937. He was Valedictorian at Needham Broughton HS in Raleigh NC graduating in 1956, where he also became an Eagle Scout and a champion tennis player. He went on to play tennis for Davidson College graduating in 1960. He then attended UNC School of Medicine and served as a physician in the US Army as a Major stationed overseas in Korea. Returning to Fort McPherson in Atlanta, he completed his training in orthopedic surgery at Georgia Baptist (now Atlanta Medical Center) and opened a practice, Chattahoochee Orthopedic Clinic, with his longtime friend and partner, Dr. Lyn Crooms. He later practiced at Pinnacle Orthopedics.

Harry was a family man, a dog lover, a student of history, a tennis player and a bass fisherman. Mostly, however, he was a charming, honest and sincere friend to so many people and those who were lucky enough to be counted amongst them have learned the true meaning of loyalty and friendship.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Broome and his beloved dog, Allie. He leaves behind his wife of 43 years and best friend, Sandra Jean (Sandy). His adoring children - Harry Jr., married to Karen, Trey, and Shawn, married to Paul Castino. His grandchildren include Payson, Evan, Anna, Jake, Abby and Michael who loved him dearly. It was mutual. His sisters, Betty and Bonnie and their extended families in North Carolina. Finally, he also leaves behind his two Portuguese Water Dogs, hundreds of dear friends, and thousands of largemouth bass fish that he put back into the water at the Suwannee River.

He is and will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be held at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA on June 18, 2021 from 12 noon until 2 pm with a celebration of Harry’s life following at 2 pm. the family has invited those who are unable to attend to join us virtually at:

In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Atlanta chapter of the Humane Society.


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 18, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, June 18, 2021


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Rosalind Robert

July 5, 2021

My Doctor Broome! He was a wonderful doctor, and an even better friend. I am forever grateful for having known him.

Theresa Black

June 25, 2021

As a patient of Dr Broome, I had great respect for him. The office visits were so fun as he told stories about Elvis as well as his fishing trips. My condolences to his family and friends. I feel so blessed to have known him.

Amy Anderson Shorter

June 22, 2021

I became a patient of Dr. Broome’s when I was two years old and when I went to see him at age 31, he told me “honey, you have got to find a doctor who can take over your care”. There will never be another doctor like him. He literally changed the trajectory of my life and with every surgery improved my quality of life. I will forever be grateful for his wisdom and thinking outside the box. I am grateful that his son has become a life changing doctor just like his dad.

Elle Taylor

June 17, 2021

In 1981, when I was 17 years old I was in a terrible car accident with two of my friends. I had a separated shoulder, broken pelvis and broken knee. Dr. Harry put me back together again. He also gave the nurses heck because they kept moving my shoulder!
Years later when my ex husband incurred a drug problem, Dr. Harry and Sandy took the time to talk to me. I just adored Dr. Harry. My thoughts and prayers are with Sandy & the family and his precious dogs. I know you are brightening up Heaven! Looking forward to seeing you again one day.

Much Love,

Elle Levasseur Taylor

Linda Rawlins

June 15, 2021

Prayers be with all of you.
Dr. Broome was such a caring Doctor. Helped my Mother, Hilda, with her broken hip and osteoporosis pain.
He was my doctor when I endured two broken feet.
He performed the first hip surgery on my dear Wendell.
Such a caring and patient person.
Linda Rawlins

William Elam

June 11, 2021

I have many fond memories of fishing with Harry in Suwannee Florida and Tim’s Ford Lake in Tennessee. You never had a dull day when you fished with Harry. He was a great friend and I’ll miss him forever. My sympathies to Sandy and the kids.

George Leslie

June 6, 2021

I called him “Uncle Harry Lee” for the last 30 years because I love him like family. He is larger than life and a rock star to us mere mortals May The Good Lord Bless Sandy and their entire family


June 6, 2021

A very kind loving man.My favorite memory of him is something I know he would have appreciated.I work as a janitor at Saint Josephs Hospital.And he came in as a patient a few years ago.I went to the patient information desk and asked what room a Harry Broome was in.The lady asked if i was joking.Luckily another nurse beside her looked it up and told me what room he was in.The lady must have thought I was nuts.A janitor asking what room a hairy broom was in.

Sandra Fredenburg McLendon

June 4, 2021

Sandra and Family,

My love and Prayers for your strength and peace.

Much Love,


Tina Williamson

June 3, 2021

May the Lord keep you safe under His wing as you begin to navigate this new existence. Our prayers are with you and your family.

We are thinking of you.

Tony and Tina