November 24, 1938 - January 19, 2020
Virgil Park “Virg” Broughton, age 81 years, a resident of Elkins, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his home. He was born November 24, 1938 at Elkins a son of the late Thomas E. and Ruby Fansler Broughton and was raised at Spruce, WV. On July 5, 1959 he married his high school sweetheart Dolores Gail Selders who survives in Elkins. They had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Also surviving are three sons, Van T. Broughton, Jeff L. Broughton and wife Kelly, Chris Broughton and former wife Kathy, all of Elkins and one daughter, Beth A. Dillon and husband Matt of Rosemont, WV. Five grandchildren, Heath Broughton of Elkins, Lindsey Gainer and husband Kurt of Elkins, Cory Broughton of Colorado, Maddi and Matthew Dillon of Rosemont, WV, one great grandson, Kane M. Gainer of Elkins and one brother-in-law, Ronald J. Selders and wife Joy of Elkins, also survive. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Hirsil and three sisters, Betty, Carol and Shirley. “Virg” attended Elkins High School and graduated from Beverly High School. He was a Veteran serving as a United States Army Ranger. He was a professional baseball umpire and was a well-known business man in Elkins for many years. Virgil was very active in the local community, having served as the Mayor of Elkins and City Councilman. He was a member of several organizations and the Landmark Baptist Church. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday from the center with Dr. Ken Shiflet officiating. Interment will follow in the American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by members of the WV National Guard Honor Guard Program, HW Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family asks in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Elkins Parks & Recreation Commission, 401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241 in memory of Virgil. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Virgil Park “Virg” Broughton. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.
Virgil Park “Virg” Broughton, age 81 years, a resident of Elkins, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his home. He was born November 24, 1938 at Elkins a son of the late Thomas E. and Ruby Fansler Broughton and was raised at... View Obituary & Service Information
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