Larry Broadwater

Obituary of Larry G. Broadwater

Larry G. Broadwater, 80 of Baxter left this world on July 18, 2020 while a resident of Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center. Son of the late B.L. and Fredda Legget Broadwater and Roberta Hall. A certified welder and master of his trade, he owned and operated Broadwater Welding for over 50 years. He retired from B.G.S. Inc., Beckley, WV as a field supervisor and from Patriot Coal Federal #2. He was a member of U.M.W.A. Local 4046. He was a member of the Deacons Motorcycle Club. After retirement, he spent his time mentoring the welding students at Morgantown Technical Center as a volunteer. In his home that he loved, he enjoyed watching westerns and caring for his cat Callie and dog Mamie. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Judy Toothman Broadwater; two sons, Larry Broadwater, Jr. (Dawn) of Barrackville and Dr. C.J. Broadwater (Hannah) of Maxwelton, WV; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Jerry Toothman of Monaca, PA; four special cousins, Sarah Brown, Billie Sprowls (Rick), Dennis Broadwater (Carol), and Barbara Hendrick all of Ohio; and his best friend, Randy Mick. Larry was predeceased by an aunt, Winifred B. Knight and uncle, Paul Broadwater. At Larry’s request, he will be cremated and a service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation, Hal and Tina Hevener, Sarah McGlone, and Stephanie Wilson for all their love and support. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Larry’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, Morgantown Regional Office, 1299 Pineview Dr., Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26505. The family has entrusted Ford Funeral Home, DeGarmo Chapel, 207 Second St., Rivesville, WV 26588, with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
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