Commonwealth Journal


November 20, 2013

Marshall E. Broyles succumbs at age 92

Somerset — Marshall E. Broyles, 92, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He was born in the Plato community of Pulaski County on March 9, 1921 to the late Epson Felix Broyles and Ollie Duyck Broyles. He was united in marriage on April 15, 1949 to the late Dessie Bea Nicely Broyles.

Marshall was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having attained the rank of Sergeant. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he returned to his home in Plato, Ky. and later moved to the Fairborn-Dayton, Ohio area. He was employed by the Chrysler Corporation as a Crane Operator for over  30 years. He enjoyed gardening and maintaining his apple orchard. He was a member of the General Baptist Church in Fairborn, Ohio. After retirement, he moved back to Pulaski County.

Marshall is survived by one son, Keith Broyles (Tina) of Shalimar, Fla.  

He is also survived by nieces Elizabeth Karen Broyles, Jennifer Flynn, Janie Scruggs and Sandy Burton.

In addition to Marshall's parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Boyd “Buster” Broyles and Glenn Boone Broyles; and one sister, Joyce Kearney.

Visitation for Marshall will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory.

A celebration honoring the life of Marshall will follow at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory with Rev. Donald McKinney officiating.  

Military honors will be performed by American Legion #38.

Pallbearers will be Keith Broyles, Larry Sword, Darrell Scruggs, David Burton, Ezra Sword and Josh Sword.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Nicely and Mark Nicely.  

Interment will follow at Burnett Chapel Cemetery. You may sign the online register book and leave condolences for the family at

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