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Charles Wayne Broadhurst

June 2, 1933 — May 23, 2024

Charles Wayne Broadhurst, 90, of Amarillo was ushered into Heaven on May 23, 2024.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at St. Stephens Church. To view the livestream, please visit https://vimeo.com/event/4335553/994446da0f
Interment will follow at 2:00 PM, in Gruver Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors. 

Charles was born on June 2, 1933, in Lockney, TX to Walt and Donna Nell Broadhurst. He grew up an All-American boy, enjoying the outdoors, ranching, and shooting BB guns. He played football and basketball at Gruver High School and was a member of the 1950 state championship basketball team. At a young age, he fell in love with Jesus, surrendered his life to full time ministry, and faithfully served various beloved congregations as a pastor for 45 years…First Baptist, Lockney, TX, Central Baptist, Aurora, CO, First Baptist, Hale Center, TX, Calvary Baptist, Borger, TX, First Baptist, Friona, TX, Southcrest Baptist, Lubbock, TX, First Baptist, Littlefield, TX, and retiring from ministry in 1995. 

He married his high school sweetheart, Carolynn Cator on August 25, 1953, in Gruver at her family ranch. He faithfully loved and endlessly served her until her death, just two days shy of their 60th wedding anniversary. 

He was a graduate of Hardin Simmons University and attended Southwestern Theological Seminary. 

God, his family, history, and sports were his greatest passions in life. During his retirement years, he spent countless hours pouring into the lives of others through Bible study and mentoring men. He also had a deep appreciation for Texas Panhandle history, specifically Hansford County and the Cator Ranch, where he courted his bride, Carolynn. Through his dedication and pride of the pioneer spirit, he wrote a book to honor the Cator legacy.

He loved supporting his children and grandchildren through all of their activities, passions, and endeavors. He had a keen sense of humor and enjoyed laughing and carrying on long-running jokes with those that he loved, especially his grandchildren. He was very intentional about making sure that his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids knew that they were loved and treasured through visits, sweet cards, and regular phone calls. He had the privilege of baptizing his three children and six grandchildren, and actively nurtured their individual walks with Jesus until his last day on Earth. 

Charles is preceded in death by wife Carolynn Cator Broadhurst; parents, Walt and Donna Nell Broadhurst; and grandson, Andrew Coursey.  

He is survived by son, Leslie Broadhurst and wife Heather; daughter, LaDonna Coursey; son Lance Broadhurst and wife Shanda; grandchildren, Brooke Burciaga and husband Ismael, Steven Coursey and wife Lindsay, Blair Broadhurst and wife Erin, Jordan Broadhurst and wife Becca, Jonathan Coursey and wife Danielle, Hayden Broadhurst and wife Emilee, Jonah Sternenberg and wife Celeste, and Jacob Sternenberg; great-grandchildren, Whitaker Ellis, Merritt Ellis, Jaylie Coursey, Addie Coursey, Kennedy Broadhurst, Palmer Broadhurst, and Elizabeth Sternenber; sister Geraldine Redwine and husband Clyde; brother, Jim Broadhurst and wife Twanna; sister-in-laws, LuAnn Smith and husband Jim, and Maelynn Webb; and many nieces and nephews.

Charles walked into Heaven, greeted not only by his loving wife, but also by so many that he led to the Lord through his constant testimony and faith. 



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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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