Mr. M. Thomas “Tommy” Broach, age 66, beloved husband for 48 years to Sandra Paradise Broach entered into rest on Saturday January 8, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons, Neil (Candie) Broach, Charles “Chuck” Broach (Tasha); nine grandchildren, Whitney Broach, Corey Broach, Aidan Broach, Avery Broach, Perri Leaphart, Tristan Leaphart, Dylan Clarke, Dillon (Brittany) Seigler and Natalie Gates; great grandchild, Waylon Seigler; sisters, Thelma DeAngelis and Ruth Neslon Mitchum; brother, Rev. Robert H. “Bobby” (Lynne) Broach, Jr.; brothers in-law, Kenneth (Tammy) Paradise, Robert (Mary) Paradise, James Paradise; sister in-law, Betty P. Bryant; special cousin and friend, Owen (Lynn) Pack; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert H., Sr. and Helen Pack Broach; mother and father in-law, Charles L. “Bo” and Pearl Eidson Paradise; brother, Joe Broach; sister, Vivian Ramsey; great niece, Taylor Williams; brothers-in-law, Jerry DeAngelis and Jim R. Ramsey; sister in-law, Sarah Lynn Broach; aunts, Nettie Fennell, Effie Pack and Frances Frank; uncles, Wilbur Pack, James Milburn Pack, Neil Pack, J.C. Pack, Willie Fennell, William Fennell and Curtis Barnett.
He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish and play softball. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. If he ever called you friend, you truly had a friend in Tommy Broach. He loved his time with his family especially his grandchildren. He was always teaching his grandsons everything he knew about baseball. He would always go to their games, if he was able, and encourage them. He watched his granddaughters as well. Whether it was baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball, clogging, ballet or jazz, they could always be assured their “Papa” was going to be there. He loved each of them to the moon and back.
A funeral service honoring his life and legacy will be held on Thursday January 13, 2022 at 11am at Christian Heritage Church in Graniteville with Pastor Stephen Phillips, Pastor Jody Padgett and Rev. Bobby Broach officiating. The interment will immediately follow at the Historic Graniteville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening January 12, 2021 from 6-8pm at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be: Michael Paradise, Brian Paradise, Cameron Paradise, Brandon Paradise, Matthew Broach and Dillon Seigler.
Honorary pallbearers will be: all truck drivers who worked with Tommy over the years and all softball players who played the game with Tommy.
Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfh.com