James Clark Broughton, 96, of Marengo, Indiana died on June 23, 2020 at his residence. He was born on June 19, 1924 in Barboursville, Kentucky to the late Robert Broughton and Maggie (Messer) Broughton Jenkins.
He was a retired United States Army Command Sergeant Major having served during WWII. He was a purple heart and bronze star receipient. He was a master trooper completing 137 jumps. He was a 1942 Marengo High School graduate and a member of the National Association Uniform Services.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Vera Crecelius Broughton; son: Brian Shane Broughton; daughter: Sue Stroud; grandsons: Terry Lynn Stroud and R. Travis Leek; a granddaughter: Chelsey E. Broughton; brothers: Homer, Jesse, Herbert Broughton, and Messer Jack Jenkins; and sisters: Beatrice Krackenberger and Edith Heinz.
He is survived by his children: Regina B. Leek, James Michael Broughton (Sheila), Sharon L. Huguley, and Cynthia L. Fife (Douglas); 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter; brothers: Henry and Frank Broughton; and sisters: Pat Ramsey and Mildred Milby.
A graveside service will be at 1:00 pm at the Union Chapel Cemetery, north of Milltown, Indiana on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the contributor’s choice.
Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana is entrusted with the arrangements.
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