Joe Broadway

January 4, 1933April 15, 2013
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Joe Broadway, age 80, passed away April 15 at his home in Temple. A visitation is set for Wednesday, April 17, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Crawford-Bowers of Temple. Services for Joe will be held Thursday, April 18, at 10:00 am at Crawford-Bowers with burial to follow at Moffat Cemetery.

Joe was born January 4, 1933 to W.M. and Pauline (Hamacher) Broadway in Quitman, Mississippi. He was raised in Winnsboro, Louisiana, graduated from Louisiana Baptist College, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Later in life, Joe received his doctorate degree in theology as well as his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation. In 1968 Joe started his insurance career with Texas Farm Bureau, leaving in 1981 to form his own company, Insurance and Financial Services (IFS). Joe was ordained a Southern Baptist Minister in 1952 at the age of 19. He was a pastor of various churches in Louisiana, then Texas during his ministerial career of 61 years. He was a former President of the Board of Trustees at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and lived in the Temple community for 37 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jack Broadway, and two sisters Frances Fore, and Virginia Broadway.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Johnnie (Cloud) Broadway, two sons David Broadway of Valley Mills and Daniel Broadway (wife Melissa) of Harlingen, as well as 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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April 1, 2014

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Betty Sue Beebe

April 30, 2013

I am so sorry to learn of Joe's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of sorrow.

Myra Novosad

April 18, 2013

Joe was a knowledgeable insurance professional who was truly committed to education and sharing his expertise. He was such a kind and caring man, and I always enjoyed the personal stories he included in his classes. He will definitely be missed.

April 18, 2013

Joe was special - always at the helm of my CE classes - professional, informative and just a nice person. This is the passing of a era and Joe and his style of teaching will be missed. May the God of hope fill Joe's family with all joy and peace...

Stella Garza

April 18, 2013

Joe I enjoyed learning from you. You will be missed. My prayers for the family in your home going.
Stella Garza

April 18, 2013

You will be missed. Joe you advanced my carreer for 19 years. God bless.
-Oscar Huerta, Lubbock, TX

Carol Castillo

April 18, 2013

He was truly the best teacher out there and will be missed.

Eunice Fisher

April 18, 2013

I am blessed for having known Joe and privileged to have worked with him in the Fort Worth area. I learned so much from him and enjoyed being in his CE classes. He was a very special person and friend.

My sincere condolences to the Broadway family.

April 17, 2013

Joe was a great guy that I really enjoyed visiting with in my C.E. classes . Wish the family the Lord's peace in your time of sorrow. Y'all are in our prayers.
Terry & Nancy Neans , Fredericksburg , Tx

Tom & Barbara Preston

April 17, 2013

Joe was a special friend in the Gatesville area. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.