Samuel Grant Broyles, Sr.
Nov. 29, 1927 – Sep. 30, 2014
Samuel Grant Broyles Sr. died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at his long time residence, The Homestead for assisted living in Fallon, Nevada. Sam was born in Battle Mountain, Nevada, November 29, 1927 to William and Margaret (O’Sullivan) Broyles. Sam was the youngest of four sons, Bill, Joe, Dan and Sam and was the only one of the “Broyles Boys” still living. Sam loved his family and friends, he showed his generous nature in many kindnesses. He teased the people he liked and got a big kick out of it if the teasing came right back. Sam will be missed by his children, Suzette Hughes; Lynn Broyles; Sam (Catherine) Broyles; and his grandchildren, Tyler; Trever and Aaron Detomasi ;Trisha and children. He will also be missed by his half-sister, Andee (Kenny) Woody of Placerville, CA. and many nieces and nephews, extended family and large circle of friends. Sam began his cowboy career on the 25 Ranch in Battle Mountain, Nevada. Sam was drafted into the Army Infantry during the Korean conflict. He served as Motor Sergeant and First Sergeant in the Second Infantry Division, the Indian Head Division, he received the Meritorious Service Commendation in 1953. Sam returned to Battle Mountain to cowboy on the TS Ranch and was promoted to ranch foreman and then general manager of the 300,000 acre ranch. Sam moved to Fallon with his wife Jeanne and children in 1963 to manage a 15,000 head feedlot. Later, he worked with Ellington peek of Shasta Livestock as a traveling cattle buyer in Nevada and California. The family wishes donations be directed to the Nevada Heritage Foundation 2165 Green Vista Dr. Suite 205 Sparks, NV. 89431. Please specify Churchill County Ag in the Classroom, in memory of Sam Broyles. Services will be held at The Gardens Chapel on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 A M. Burial to follow in The Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV 89406 775 423-8928