Frankie Torrence Broce, 91, of Hot Springs, Virginia passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at his residence.

He was born July 17, 1932, in Bacova, Virginia, the son of the late Luther Hale Broce and Bessie May Cline Broce.

Mr. Broce retired from WestVaco where he was a machine operator for the #8 Paper Machine.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War.

He was a 1951 Graduate of Valley High School. Mr. Broce was a Master Woodworker and he loved antiques. He could always be found in his shop at Ashwood Station, where he loved working and meeting new people. He was a loving husband, father, and brother.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lola Juanita Armstrong Broce, whom he married on December 31, 1957; a daughter, Lori Skeens & husband Mike of Hot Springs; a brother, Darrell Broce of Salem, Virginia; a special nephew, Steve Armstrong of Hot Springs, Virginia; special friend, Joe Wood of Millboro, Virginia; and numerous other nephews, nieces, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Carl Broce, Elsie Forbes, Clarence Broce.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2023, at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Billy Gram officiating. Interment will be in Union Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gentiva Hospice from Harrisonburg; especially Rachel, Jennifer, & Hailey who have become members of our family as they cared for him during the last two months.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doris L. Via Foundation, P.O. Box 174, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445

23 Comments

  1. So very sorry to hear about Mr. Broce. A very nice and a very talented gentleman. May God bless you all.

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    • So sorry for your loss. Frankie was a very smart and talented man and l am praying for comfort and peace for your family

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      • Such a good man!!

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    • Juanita, Lori & Michael,

      So very sorry for the loss of this precious man. The days ahead will be very hard, but I pray God will comfort you all and put his loving arms around you

      Judy Bolen

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family going up. Dana and Diane Pritt

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    • So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family.

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  3. I am so sorry to hear this. He was such a sweet man. I know he’s in heaven now celebrating with God. My prayers are with the family.

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  4. So sorry to hear about Mr. Broce. He was so sweet. I loved hearing talk about different things. He was very talented. I will miss our talks. My prayers go out to the family.

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    • Juanita , Michael & Lori,

      The days ahead will be so hard, but I pray the Lord will bless you and keep you and wrap his arms around you and comfort your hearts each and every day.

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  5. Praying for the family Noel and Christy Dunnagan

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  6. So sorry to hear of his passing. He will be known forever for his beautiful woodworking and his kindness to everyone. Prayers for Juanita, Lori and family.

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  7. I’m so very sorry for your loss sending Prayers Pam Thacker

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  8. Much LOVE and Prayers sent to you from Frank and Snookie Pritt!!

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  9. My deepest sympathy, love and prayers go out to Juanita, Lori and Mike. It’s never easy but God carries us through.

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  10. So sorry for your loss. He was one of the nicest people we have ever known. He will be missed by many.

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  11. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way.

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    • Such a good man!!

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  12. You all are in our prayers. Sorry to hear of Frankie’s passing.
    He certainly will be missed.

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  13. Juanita, Lori & Mike, we are so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family at this time.

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  14. Prayers for you. He was such a friendly man. Take care.

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  15. We were very sad to hear of Frankie’s passing. He was a very kind person and reached out to befriend us as newcomers to the area. The community has lost a wonderful man.

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  16. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
    Sending our deepest condolences,

    The Gentiva Hospice Team

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  17. I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Broces passing. I just found out. He was a nice man. I know he will be greatly missed. I will keep your whole family in my prayers
    Sincerely,
    Denise Williams

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