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Leon Lester Broumley
October 5, 1943 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Leon Broumley was born October 5, 1943 in Edinburg, Texas, the youngest of 10 children, to Otis & Ocial Broumley. Leon first married Alma Lee Harper on June 23, 1964, in Grandview and spent the next year and a half deployed in Germany to serve his country. After living in Germany, they moved back to the states in 1966, and Leon took a job with Martin Sprocket and Gear for the next 39 years. During his tenure at Martin Sprocket, he served as a CNC machinist, CNC programmer, and the plant superintendent. He was an integral part of the tooling department for decades, and spent a majority of his time hand-coding CNC programs for innovative tooling designs. After Alma passed in 2003, Leon tended to the farm and enjoyed traveling the countryside with his family. In his twilight years, he found new happiness with Kathy Aleman, who he married October 2, 2019.
Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Otis & Ocial Broumley; 1 daughter, Melissa Gay Broumley; 4 brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by his children, Diana and her husband Lloyd Johnson of Grandview, and Brenda Davis of Grandview; his wife Kathy and her two children, Chris and his wife Angela Kurklin of Grandview, and Lezlie Harper of Sidney; as well as his loyal four-legged companions, Joe and Paws. He has numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews who he all cherished immensely.
Known to his family as "Grandpa on the Farm," he had a big heart, loved his family fiercely, and enjoyed raising Polled Hereford cattle for many years. He was an experienced jokester who also allowed the occasional joke to be played on him. Leon always liked to say that he was "finer than frog's hair," and when asked what he was up to, he would reply "about 5' 11" and 3 quarters." We know that he is up in heaven, supervising someone in a way that we will all miss.