Charles McBroom Sr.
Charles McBroom Sr.

Obituary of Charles McBroom Sr.

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Charles “Leroy” McBroom Sr. passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends the evening of August 24th, 2022. 


Leroy was born on March 9th, 1943 on a farm in Covington Tennessee. He was the oldest of 10. His brother, L.C., was his long time partner in crime and best friend. 


Leroy joined the Navy at the age of 18 and proudly served four years. He was honorably discharged in 1965 after a year long tour on the USS KEARSARGE  CVS 33. 


Leroy married Doris (Powers) on April 25, 1976. Soon after, they started a family and made a home in Lockport, where they raised 3 boys. 


After 22 years in Lockport, Doris and Leroy moved to their long time vacation spot in Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks.  They loved being on the farm where they raised horses and cows. As much as Leroy loved being in the South and the simple life, Doris was able to convince him to move back to Illinois in 2017 to be with family and friends. 


Leroy and Doris adored their children and grandchildren and enjoyed every moment spent with them. In Jan 2021, Leroy’s loving wife of 44 years passed away fairly suddenly from stage 4 lung cancer. 


Leroy was a good man. He always put other people’s needs before his own and would do anything for anyone.  He was a very loving compassionate father and friend who was cherished by everyone. 


Leroy lived a blessed life.  His son, Bob, said it best hours before Leroy’s passing, “Life is not about the money you have, the prestigious job you attain, or the car you drive; Life is about the people you touch, the love you give, and the time well spent helping family, friends, and even strangers.”


Leroy leaves behind his loving children: Charles Jr (Becky), Robert (Andrea), and Christopher (Shamile); His loving grandchildren: Nakariel, Nathan, Mira, Miranda, Eastin, Allison, Brynlee, and Kherington; His brother LC (Sue) Mcbroom and his sister Linda; Brother-in-laws Lewis (Lisa) Powers, Robert Jr (Debbie) Powers, and Bob Novak; Also numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends. 


Leroy is preceded in death by his parents Leonard McBroom and Lorene McClain; His life partner Doris Ann McBroom; Siblings Shirley Waters, Mary Lydell (in infancy), Harold Wayne McBroom, Calvin Leonard McBroom, Debbie Byrd, Connie Archer, and Mark Anthony McBroom (in infancy); and Sister-in-law Brenda Novak. 


Rest In Peace Leroy McBroom. Job well done…job well done. 


All are welcome to celebrate Leroy’s life at the Lockport VFW Post #5788, 1026 East 9th St., Lockport, IL 60441 on Saturday, September 10th, from 4pm to 8pm. All are welcome to wear a flannel of your choice in remembrance of Leroy.


Committal services for both Leroy and Doris Ann as well as Military honors for Leroy will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery on Monday October 17, 2022 at 10:30am.  For those wishing to attend, please arrive at the Cemetery information center at 10:15 a.m.


For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or you may visit where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.





Life Celebration

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Lockport VFW Post #5788
1026 East 9th Street
Lockport, Illinois, United States
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