On December 24, 2020, our loving Lord welcomed Billy Joe Broaddus, 87, into Heaven’s Gates. He was a father of three and friend to many. Billy Joe was born on May 2, 1933 in Amarillo, Texas. He was raised in Wildorado, Texas and graduated from Wildorado Highschool in 1951. He was a fifth-generation cattleman and farmed throughout his life. He, along with Jacque, raised one son, Weldon, and two daughters, Judy and Nancy.
Billy Joe was passionate about numbers. From pricing cattle, to solving Sudoku puzzles, Billy could always be found figurin’ something. He enjoyed his old friends and making new ones; he never met a stranger. In his younger years, Billy enjoyed team roping, water skiing, snow skiing, and he never outgrew his love of fishing. Billy Joe loved spending time dancing and telling stories. On any given day, you could find him spinning tales like a wagon wheel.
Billy Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Fannie, his father, John, his one sister, Geneva, his three brothers, Kenneth, Stanley, and John Levi, his son, Weldon, and grandson, Sheldon.
He is survived by his two daughters, Judy and Gary of Corinth, Texas along with Nancy and Russell of Waimea, Kauai, seven grandchildren, Josh, Tess, Derrick, Luke, CJ, Jericho, and J-Sea, and eleven great-grandchildren whom he dearly loved.
A graveside service will be held for close family and friends on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm, at Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega in Vega, TX. The family asks that guests practice safety guidelines and social distancing at all times. Viewing will be available at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Amarillo, TX from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., on Monday, December 28, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Milburn-Price Culture Museum in Vega, Texas.