Col. Larry Glen Broome

Published 10:11 am Friday, January 27, 2017

Colonel Larry Glen Broome, MD, United States Air Force-Retired from Biloxi, was born April 14, 1937, to Stashie and Gladys Broome, of Bassfield.

He departed from this life as a loving husband, father, and grandfather on Dec. 17, 2016, and is survived by his wife, Maria Narvaez Broome, and his two daughters, Tammy (Andy) Linseisen of Austin, Texas, and Laura (Wade) Hymel of Biloxi. Dr. Broome leaves behind five beautiful grandchildren: Kelsey, Chandler, Ryan, Drew, and Gabby. He is further survived by his sister-in-law, Juanita Broome, and her seven children. Along with his parents, Dr. Broome was preceded in death by his brother, Elder James Broome.
Dr. Broome graduated from Bassfield High School in 1955, and he completed his first four years of pre-medical training with a BA degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1959. He earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School in 1963. Dr. Broome completed an internship and internal medicine residency at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and LSU, and he practiced medicine for several years in Sumrall and Hattiesburg. In 1976, Dr. Broome joined the United States Air Force (USAF) in order to fulfill his profound wanderlust, and he retired from a 25-year USAF career in 1996 as a full colonel. During his USAF career, Dr. Broome completed a residency in psychiatry (1986-89) at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
For seven years following his military career, Dr. Broome worked for the Biloxi VA Medical Center as a mental health provider and ended his medical career serving in a locum tenens capacity throughout the Midwest.
Dr. Broome’s family would like to extend sincere love and gratitude to the staff at the Cottage at Bay Cove.
Visitation was held on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Riemann Family Funeral Home in Biloxi. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Burial with full military honors was held at the Biloxi National Cemetery.

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