Lester G. Broadus, Jr.

Lester George Broadus Jr., dedicated coach and educator of Waco, TX passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Wake Service: 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at St. Luke AME Church, 117 E. Church Street, Waco, TX 76704. Burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.

Mr. Broadus was born December 3, 1927 in Denton to Lester George Broadus, Sr and Jewel Bell (Clark) Broadus.  He graduated from Fred Moore High School in Denton and then attended Prairie View A&M University where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He did his post-graduate work at Tarleton State University.  He served his country in the United States Army from 1950-1956. Mr. Broadus was a member of TAACA, THSCA,  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and was a life member of Prairie View A & M University National Alumni Association.

Mr. Broadus accepted Christ at an early age at Mt. Pilgrim AME Church in Denton, TX.  He later joined St. Luke AME Church in Waco and had many years of faithful service.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 41 years, Lillie Louise Broadus; sister, Hollisteen Broadus; brother, John Oscar Broadus; and step-son Eural Davis Jr.

He is survived by his daughter, Marcia Broadus-Jackson (Cedric Sr.) of Arlington; sons, Lester Gerard Broadus of Arlington, and Gary Lamont Broadus of Austin; step-son Charles N. Davis of Dallas; grandchildren, Tracy D. Broadus of Fort Worth, Ernest M. Sanders of Waco, Cedric Jackson, II of Plano, Taneya Jackson of Irving, and Toya Jackson of Pensacola, FL; 12 great grandchildren; and nephew, Calvin Broadus and his wife Tabitha. Close and devoted friends include Mr. and Mrs. Lee Yearwood and Ms. Mertha Elmore and the surviving members of the Prairie View A&M University 1949 football team.

Thoughts and memories may be shared at www.LakeShoreFH.com.


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Place of Service: St. Luke A.M.E. Church , 117 E. Church St.; Waco, TX 76704



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  1. Mr. Broadus was a great man. He was a very loyal person and teacher. When you met him he always had a smile. He was a friend when you needed a friend. Rest in peace. The Elliott family.

  2. Debbie Oplie Bigham

    This gentleman taught me driver’s ed 41 years ago and I still remember him fondly. He was so very funny. I still remember “You can drive with your toes, when you are out of my class, but while here, it’s 10 and 2”. My prayers and thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. God Bless.

    Sincerely,

    Debbie Oplie Bigham

  3. Coach Broadus was a great coach, he coached me in junior and high school track. Coach Broadus inspired us to perform to the best of our ability. He cared deeply about the athletes he coached and was a mentor, counsellor as well as a coach. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

    Sincerely,

    Howard Ross

  4. Lester was a great man and loved his family.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep the family in my prayers. Coach Broadus taught my driver’s ed class about 40 years ago. He was so funny and very patient! I still think of him sometimes when I’m driving down the road. It took a while to sink into my head that I had to put the brake on long before I got to the stop sign and he would slam on his brake just give me this look and say “When were you going to stop?!?!”. He was just great with us.

    Sincerely,
    Dana St. John

  6. Sandra Collins Thomas and Darryll Thomas

    My condolences and prayers are extended to the family. Mr. Broadus was a great coach and teacher at our beloved G. W. Carver High. He will always be remembered as “one of the favorites” by many of his students. As we became adults, he always remembered his Carver students and had words of wisdom. May he now rest in peace. We will miss you!

  7. My prayers go out to family and friends of coach Mr. Broadus. I got to know Mr. Broadus during my school years and I remember when having conversations with him that he would always be smiling no matter what the topic would be. You will be greatly missed . I appreciate the moments you listened to my problems and struggles, that was one thing you did not hesitate to do for everyone . Mr. Broadus ,you a had a great big Heart. May you Rest In Peace and God Be With You Heaven.

  8. I too remember him teaching drivers education. He was very patient, supportive and kind. He was definitely made kids feel good about themselves in those crazy high school years. He is one teacher I have thought fondly about over the years

  9. RUSSELL LYNN LIVINGSTON

    On behalf of the 1973 Senior Class of Waco High School, we offer our sincere condolences to our classmate, Marcia Broadus Jackson. Mr. Broadus attended our last class reunion as Marcia’s date. It was such a cavalier act on his part. Marcia, we stand with you during the transition. We love you!

  10. In memory of a very nice six grade math teacher from G.W. Carver High School. May you rest in peace.May GOD be with each and every one of you at this time.

  11. 1949 PVAMU "PANTHERS" FOOTBALL TEAM

    On behalf of the living 1949 PVAMU PANTHERS FOOTBALL TEAM MEMBERS: WILLIAM R. DOWNEY II, “White Boy” , ERVIN GARNETT, Sr, “Cat” , HARRY H. HAYWOOD, “Shag”, JOE D WASHINGTON, Sr, “Joe D”, JACK PRICE, “Jack” WILLIE CLEMMONS, “Good Time Charlie”, WILLIE PRUITT, “Buster”, ARTHUR EATON, “Pine Knot”, MARVIN T. TAYLOR, SR., “MT, – Morgan State”, RAY DOHN DILLION, “Tank”, VANCE HEARD, “Little Heard”WE ARE HERE IF YOU NEED US !!!’OUR PRAYER AND COND0LENCE ARE WITH LEGESTER G BROADUS, JR ! “SLU” – “RED” Family.

  12. William R. Downey II

    On behalf of the living 1949 PV AMU PANTHERS FOOTBALL TEAMMATES: WILLIAM R. DOWNEY II, ” White Boy”, ERVIN GARNETT, Sr, “Cat”, HARRY H. HAYWOOD, “Shag”, JOE D WASHINGTON, Sr, ” Joe D”, JACK PRICE, “Jack”, WILLIE CLEMONS, ” Good TIME Charlie”, WILLIE PRUITT, “Buster”, ARTHUR EATON, “Pine Knot”, MARVIN T. TAYLOR, “M.T”, Morgan STate”, RAY DOHN DILLION, “Tank”, VANCE HEARD, Little Heard, “WE ARE HERE IF YOU NEED US. !!! OUR PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCE ARE WITH LEGESTER G. BROADUS, JR! “Slu” – Red” FAMI

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