Jerry Ralph Broadaway

December 29, 1946 – May 20, 2022


Obituary For Jerry Ralph Broadaway

Jerry Ralph Broadaway, age 75, of Fairfield in Villa Rica, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022. He was born December 29, 1946, in Rome, Georgia, son of the late Mr. Ralph Broadaway and the late Mrs. Mattie Lou Vanhorn. He was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville. Mr. Broadaway enjoyed his career with the city of Atlanta Police Department where he served as APD Vice Detective. Later in his career he and his wife opened The Pool Store on Hwy 5 in Douglasville which they operated for many years. Jerry had an infectious laugh and he always enjoyed being with his relatives and friends. He and his wife both loved to give back to his community and they served at the Carroll County Soup Kitchen. Both Jerry and Linda were supporters of the Atlanta Falcons and enjoyed having season tickets for over fifty years. Of all accomplishments his favorite was being a father and “Papa J” to all his girls.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister, Betty Marie Langley.
He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Linda Fincher Broadaway of Villa Rica; daughters, Lisa Broadaway Tibbetts of Atlanta, Jodi Broadaway Dunn of Decatur; two grandchildren, Mattie Jewell Tibbetts of Atlanta and Penny Evelyn Dunn of Decatur, and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM from the home of Matt and Kitty Shipp, 4420 Oliver Lane, Douglasville, GA 30135. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carroll County Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 2457, Carrollton, GA 30117 or Tanner Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1136, Carrollton, GA 30112.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc. and Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of arrangements.


28 May

Celebration of Life

02:00 PM

Matt & Kitty Shipp 4420 Oliver Lane Douglasville, Ga 30135 Get Directions »
by FHW Solutions LM

Photos & Video

Add New Photos & Video


  • 05/29/2022

    I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. He was a really good friend from our days at Rockmart . Class of 1965. Bruce Albea

  • 05/27/2022

    Linda you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Wishing you God’s Grace, Peace, Love, and Joy!!! God bless you and your family!!!

  • 05/27/2022

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Broadaway family. May you have the peace to endure the days in the future.

  • 05/26/2022

    Tree There are no words to express how terribly sorry we are for the loss of your life mate. The one regret we have is that we didn’t have enough time to be around Jerry (and you, of course)/ Every loving thought is going out to you along with our heart hugs. Love, Gary and Connie Baskette

  • 05/26/2022

    We are so sorry to hear about Jerry. 🙏 Know he had some difficult days, so he is resting in Heavenly Peace now and forever. Sending our love, prayers and sympathy to Linda, Lisa, Jodi, and family! ❤️🙏✝️ Love, Randy and Susan Hallman 💔

  • 05/24/2022

    Jerry is in a better place now, free from pain + the suffering he endured for the past short while. His contagious laugh + wonderful sense of humor will be sorely missed; his wit and knowledge was vast + varied, due to his many skills and his careers through many diverse + successful endeavors in his caring for your this wonderful family. When our mourning becomes somewhat bearable, with this passage of time we should all note the following…This short conviction provided our family certain strength in these trying times: When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart; it is then you will see that, in truth, you weep for that which has been your delight. Hoping for Peace + Love for your family, from ours. Ever, ♥️Mark, Karen & family💙🙏🏻

  • 05/24/2022

    Tanner Hospice Care staff would like to offer our condolences to you during this difficult time. We appreciate you trusting your loved one in our care.

Add a Candle

Click a candle below to add a candle to your message.