Grover Ross Broome
Funeral Date: 4/23/2016

Grover Ross Broome known to everyone as Ross, 86, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016. He was born February 16, 1929 to Ira E. Broome and Alpha Mae James Broome in Greenville, MS. His family moved to Warren, Arkansas in 1935 where graduated from graduated from Warren High School in 1947. He has resided in Friendswood since 1964. Ross attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, and later Arkansas A&M College, Monticello, AR. He enlisted in the Air Force, September 9, 1950. He trained at Lackland and Sheppard Air Bases and was sent to Wiesbaden, Germany U.S.AF European Headquarters with 12th Air Force. He was assigned staff Sergeant, to the Deputy Chief Finance, Budget Division as a Budget Analyst. Ross worked at Ellington Air Force Base from 1958-1985 as the Budget Officer. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post #490 where he managed the post for many years. He was a member of Friendswood United Methodist Church since 1967. Ross was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ira E. Broome, Jr; niece Carol Houston Palmer. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Marlene Broome; daughter, Traci Broome Evans, son in law Jim Evans; grandchildren, Wyatt Evans, Whitney Evans; daughter, Christina Rowe Freese all of Friendswood, TX; grandson Shelby Freese of Houston, TX; Granddaughter Bonnie Freese Mills (Jonnie); and great granddaughter, Mckenzie Timmons of Deer Park, TX; sister, Mrs. Jane Broome Thurman, of Abilene, TX; nephew, David Ross Houston of Cedar Park, TX; and great nephew, Will Houston also of Cedar Park, TX and numerous other friends and relatives who say there will never be another Ross and will miss be greatly missed. A graveside service was held at Oakland Cemetery on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Gary Harrison officiating where his cremains were placed between his parents at the Broome Family lot. A reception followed at the First United Methodist Church in Warren, Arkansas. The family request donations may be made to the Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 N. Main St., Warren, AR 71671 or a charity of your choice.