DEXTER - William W. "Bill" McBroom, 61, formerly of Malden and Richland, died Feb. 20, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter.
Born Dec. 5, 1944, son of the late Filden Samuel and Eunice M. Pippens McBroom, he had been a school bus driver for 20 years before retiring. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie and the Elks Lodge in Dexter, of the VFW Post in Lilbourn, and was a lifetime member of the DAV chapter in Dexter. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, receiving a Purple Heart, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Survivors include: one son, Aaron Gilbert McBroom of Dexter; one daughter, Gillian Elizabeth Cagle of Dexter; two step-sons, David Shepard and Ronnie Joe Cannady of Bernie; one step-daughter, Debbie Freeman of Parma; two brothers, Darrell T. McBroom of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Jerry Paiton McBroom of Pevely; three sisters, Betty Lou Risse, Lena Mae Barbara Rogers and Patricia Ann Blankenship of Dexter; six grandchildren; and a special friend, Rita Clawson of Dexter.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Denver Eugene McBroom; and one sister, Evelyn Sue Rollins.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday.
Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.