Born: January 16, 1943
Died: November 22, 2018
Guy Wayne Broaddus, 75, of Sapulpa, died on Thursday, November 22, 2018 after a brief illness. Guy was born on January 16, 1943 in Holdenville, OK to William Bryan Broaddus, Sr. and Carol Beamguard Broaddus. He was preceded in death by his parents, by his wife Linda Marlin and by brothers Howard C. Broaddus and William Bryan Broaddus, Jr.
Guy is survived by his love, Linda Brasiola Jones; his brother, Joe Barry Broaddus of Tennessee; daughters Toni Broaddus and Teri Broaddus Naifeh; daughter-in-law Janice Wells; grandson Jerald Paul Naifeh II; brother- and sister-in-law Allen and Judy Marlin, beloved nieces and nephews, and hundreds of friends and his Elk family.
Guy graduated from Stillwater High School in 1961 and promptly married his high school sweetheart, Linda Marlin. They had two daughters and moved to Sapulpa in 1966, where Guy started his wholesale bait business, Bro-Mar Inc., with his brothers and Linda’s brothers.
Guy and Linda were active members in the Sapulpa community. They enjoyed motorcycle riding, quail hunting, and spending time with their grandson. In 1993, Guy joined the Sapulpa Elks Lodge, where the couple could be found playing darts or drawing a crowd as they tore up the dance floor on many occasions. After 45 years of marriage, Linda died in 2006.
Membership in the Elks Lodge transformed Guy as he made new friends and discovered a flair for leadership and ritual. He served in every Lodge office over the years and was especially honored to serve as Exalted Ruler from 2000 to 2001. Guy took great pride in representing Lodge 1118 at state competitions, where he was a member of many award-winning ritual teams and won a record number of individual awards. He was particularly dedicated to the Elks Scholarship program and oversaw the local awards for many years. Guy will always be remembered for his passionate delivery of the ritual poem Thanatopsis, not only during ceremonies but during domino games, dart tournaments, and even at family gatherings.
Eight years ago, Guy found love again when he met Linda Jones. Together they enjoyed attending Elks events, traveling, and spending time together. A special trip for both was a wonderful Alaskan cruise together.
Guy was loved and will be missed by friends and family across the state and beyond. His passion for and service to the Sapulpa Elks Lodge will be remembered fondly. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Guy Broaddus Student Scholarship Fund, c/o Sapulpa Elks Lodge #1118, P.O. Box 519, Sapulpa, OK 74067-0519.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Smith Funeral Chapel, 1208 S Main St, Sapulpa, OK. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Elks Lodge, Sapulpa, OK. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, 1208 S Main St, Sapulpa, OK.