Leonard Marlin Broach
Funeral Date: 3/26/2017

Obituary:
Leonard Marlin Broach, age 91, of Rogers, AR, died Thursday, March 23. Leonard who was also known as “Mollie,” “L.M.,” “Leonardo,” “Leo” and, on occasion, “Bob” was born January 8, 1926 in Harrell, AR to Oran J. Broach and Golie Elizabeth Robertson Broach. Leonard had one brother, Pete Broach, who preceded him in death in 1975. After graduating from Hermitage High School in 1943, Leonard was drafted to the Navy in April of 1944. While there, he served two years and one month before being honorably discharged. After leaving the Navy, he worked in various jobs around Warren, AR for approximately 10 years. During that period of time, he met a beautiful young lady named Martha Jane Atwell and they fell in love. They married on April 23, 1956 and moved to Snyder, Texas where Leonard worked for Lion Oil, which would later become Monsanto, which would later become BHP. After realizing they weren’t moving back to Arkansas anytime soon, they decided to start a family and, soon after, their only son, Mickey Blaine Broach, was born in January of 1966. The family enjoyed fishing, being active in their church and spending time with friends in West Texas. Leonard worked in the oil industry for some 30 years before retiring and moving back to South AR in May of ’96. In South AR, he was an active member of Victory Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time outdoors and with friends. Leonard leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Martha Jane Atwell Broach, one son, Mickey Blaine Broach and his wife Shea, of Rogers, AR, and five grandchildren: Kyler, Aivan, Emryk, Willow and Sawyer. Funeral service was 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Victory Baptist Church in Hampton with Rev. Eddie Raines officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery at Jersey. Active pallbearers were Ronnie Duncan, Randy Duncan, Marty Duncan, Jimmy Hammack, David Duncan, Bill Jeffreys. Honorary pallbearers were Aber Gannaway, Jesse McWilliams, Scott Richardson, Harold Duncan, Donnie Hendrix.

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Name: NettieJane Weaver
Message: Martha Jane, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Name: Paula Stokes
Message: Martha Jane and Family: You are all in our prayers. May God grant you comfort and peace. Mollie will be greatly missed. All our love, Paula & Larry Stokes

Name: Sarah Brockwell (Dixon)
Message: So sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers. Sarah (Dixon) Brockwell

Name: Donna Goodwin
Message: So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all your family during this time.

Name: Leslie Broach
Message: Going to miss Uncle Molly!!

Name: Charlotte Brasher/Tucker
Message: My condolence. You will be missed. Cousin Charlotte