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1786 Smithville Hwy
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone: (931) 738-8549
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Ralph Broyles

Ralph Douglas Broyles

Thursday, January 21st, 1937 - Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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Ralph Douglas Broyles, 82, of Cookeville, TN passed from this life 8/13/2019 at his home in Cookeville. He was born January 21, 1937 in Sparta, TN.

Ralph graduated from White County High School in 1955. He played football at the University of Tennessee and finished his football career as a Golden Eagle at Tennessee Tech in 1961, where he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2011. He married the love of his life Patricia Ann Stanakis Broyles on December 22, 1957 and celebrated over 60 wonderful years together. They had three children, Douglas Dewayne (Cyndi), Lafayette, TN; Kimberly Anne (Robert) Agee, Cookeville, TN; Kevin Ralph (Susie), Cookeville, TN. Ralph was the son of the late William Ray and Mattie Lula Bradley Broyles of Sparta, TN. Ralph was preceded in death by his wife Patsy, his oldest sibling Roberta, and his parents Ray and Lula. His surviving siblings are Kenneth (Martha Sue), Sparta, TN; Martha Jo Vaughn, Sparta TN; James (Betsy), Carthage, TN; and Leon (Martha Jane), Sparta, TN. Ralph has 7 grandchildren. Peyton (Logan) Broyles, Morgan (Jesse) McDowell; Andrew (Krissie) Agee; Robert (future wife Lexi) Agee; Joseph Agee; Jimmy (Sara) Hill; Ashley (Jordan) Purdy. He also had 7 great grandchildren. (Doug) Jaxon and Payson Agee, Bo Broyles. (Kim) Tucker Agee. (Kevin) Roane, Abram and Hattie Hill, J.P Purdy.

Ralph moved to Gainesboro after he and Patsy married and started his career with Farm Bureau the day after he graduated college and retired with over 40 years of service. He was a member of the Lions Club and served in many other community functions. He was also a board member for Citizens Bank for many years. Ralph was a loving husband and devoted father. He loved the Lord and led his life according to his teachings. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gainesboro where he was a leader in the church and sang in the choir.

The family will hold a private graveside service.

There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony on 8/31/2019 at 3:00 PM held at the Frist United Methodist Church in Gainesboro for everyone who would like to attend.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers who loved and cared for Daddy for many years.

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    Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery
    Sparta, TN 38583


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Laurie Snyder

Posted at 12:05pm
I remember Ralph was helping me with a car issue across from the church one day and a man walked up and asked him to witness an agreement between he and another person. Ralph was known for integrity and honesty and he several folks asked him to witness agreements. If he said it was so, it was so.


Posted at 09:22am
Ralph and I were in school to gather he was a great guy you did not know he was around till he got on the football field. He was a great wing back he could run he would tell a story about Bob Price he said he would block for him. And then get up to watch him run Bobby was an All american tail back.

Ruth Snyder

Posted at 01:12am
My family and I have known Ralph ever since we moved to Tennessee back in the late 70s. I knew him through Gainesboro First United Methodist Church. I always loved the whole family: Ralph, Patsy, Doug, Kevin, and Kim. They are all good people. My dad, (Edward Snyder), wrote some memoirs one time and there was a part in it that mentioned Ralph. My dad worked as a social worker by day but also ran a farm so one day he was taking the pigs to the stock barn in an old truck and he got stranded on the side of the road and he called Ralph and got Doug to open the part store. Ralph got him going and saved the day! Ralph was one of my dad's first friends here.

Lucinda Barlow

Posted at 07:41pm
Prayers for the family for their loss. There are many good memories from Gainesboro Methodist Church.

betsy white

Posted at 03:45pm
David and I send our love, thoughts and prayers to the family. With Sympathy, David and Betsy Swann White

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