Death of C. E. “Jocko” Broyles

C. E. “Jocko” Broyles, 73, of Hurricane passed away on June 2, 2013 at CAMC Memorial Division surrounded by his family.

Jocko was born to the late Clarence Emory and Rebecca Eloise Broyles on February 11, 1940 in South Charleston, WV. He was a graduate of South Charleston High School and served his country in the US ARMY. He was retired from AEP, John Amos Plant where he was a maintenance mechanic and also a member of the Plant Fire Department.

Jocko was very involved in his community such as serving for over 25 years at Teays Valley Fire Department achieving the rank of Chief after earning each rank, coaching Babe Ruth Baseball earning many championships over the 36 years of coaching and also Hurricane Midget League Football. He was a member of Putnam Masonic Lodge #139, Hurricane, Scottish Rite, Shriners and Beni Kedem.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Midkiff Broyles.

Surviving him are his son, Jeff and Sherry Broyles, granddaughters, Emmalee Broyles, Ashlea and Leonard Oleson Jr., and Paige Craigo, his siblings, Ellen Brammer and Calvin Broyles both of St. Albans.

Funeral service for Jocko will be 11:00am Thursday, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane WV with Pastor Roger Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens, Cross Lanes, WV.

Friends may visit the family Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home.

Anyone wishing to send memorial contributions in his name may do so to: Cross Roads Community Chapel, P.O. Box 202, Winfield WV 25213.

Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane WV 25526 is honored to handle Jocko’s arrangements.