Charles V. (Charlie) Broam, 68, of Alvin, Texas passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 17, 2015. He was born December 19, 1946 in Carthage, Missouri to Harry S. & Shirley T. Broam.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Harry R. (Ronnie) Broam.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Marcia (Marci); his daughter Laura Windsor and her husband Robert; his daughter Heart Broam; grandchildren Cole, Nathan, Courtney, Tatum, and Charles; as well as numerous foster children.
Charlie attended the Lutheran School and graduated from Ponca City High School in Ponca City, Oklahoma. After several different jobs he settled into a career as a machinist. Later in life he attended Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa and Enid, Oklahoma, as well as Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma. He also completed Course of Study at St. Paul’s Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
After a life-changing decision to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1984, Charlie became very active in sharing his faith through street ministry in Ponca City, in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, and in Hollywood, California. He began helping Bill Pino minister to homeless Native Americans in Ponca City. This ministry grew into Church on the Right Track and continued for eleven years.
At the end of those eleven years Charlie accepted the call to become a licensed Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church. He served a two-point charge in Hunter and Kremlin, Oklahoma for two years before moving to El Reno, Oklahoma to serve Ellison Avenue United Methodist Church for twelve years.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, shooting pool, bowling with Heart, and helping anyone in need. He retired as a pastor in May 2015 and moved to Alvin to be closer to his grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church Alvin, 611 W. South St., Alvin, TX 77511 with Matt Hogan and N.A. Keithly officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the Broam family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.