Wilma McBroom was born in Macon County, Tennessee on Thursday, April 25, 1940, one of three siblings born to the late Pate Clark and Ruby Idell (Bray) Goodman. She was married to Bonell McBroom, Jr., DDS on April 25, 1964, who survives. In addition to her parents, a sister, Linda Joyce Goodman preceded her in death. Wilma was a member of the Lafayette Church of Christ. In her earlier years, she was a Legal Secretary to the law firm of Yelton and Chamberlain. In 1966, she joined her husband working as a Registered Dental Assistant, where she worked by his side until they retired in June of 2008. In addition to her husband of 46 year, she is survived by a brother, Randall (JoAnn) Goodman of Lafayette, step-children, Bonell McBroom, III of Old Hickory, Marietta “Missie” Cartwright of Franklin, brothers-in-law, Dr. William (Sandra) McBroom of Mt. Juliet, Donald E. (Lori) McBroom of Hendersonville, uncle, Hazel Bray of Goodlettsville, nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Dr. Terry) Jackson of Lebanon, Derek McBroom of Mt Juliet, and Renee West of Lafayette, cousins, Leesa Bray of Nashville, Michael Bray of Nashville, Margaret (“Jim”) Chaffin of Lafayette, Betty Ruth Gentry of Lafayette, Ruth (Pete) Belcher of Lafayette, and Ann (Jake) Thompson of White House.
Wilma Gayle McBroom of Lafayette departed this life on Saturday morning, August 14, 2010, at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, TN at the age of 70 years, 3 months, and 20 days. Funeral services for Wilma Gayle McBroom were conducted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette with Jerry Mercer officiating. Derek McBroom, Dr. Terry Jackson, Kannon West, and Pete McPherson served as Honorary Pallbearers. Active Pallbearers were Lanny Jenkins, “Kipp” West, Dr. William McBroom, Bobby Sircy, Donald D. McBroom, Jim Chaffin, and James Drake. Interment followed in Anderson & Son Memorial Park.