Fallen Hero: Retired Brigadier General Buddy Sanford Broadway


Funeral Home

McDonald Funeral Home


Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10-11 am, First Baptist Church, Picayune.


Celebration of Life, Saturday, June 8, 2024, 11 am, First Baptist Church, Picayune.


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary:

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”.

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on May 29, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home. Retired Brigadier General Buddy Sanford Broadway, age 88, who had served within the MSARNG in the 890th EN Bn, 138th S&S Bn, 114th ASG, and 184th Trans Bde has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:

A Celebration of Life for Buddy Sanford Broadway, age 88, of Picayune, MS, who passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2024, will be held Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Picayune.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Picayune.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

Dr. Tony Lambert will officiate the service.

A native of Mize, MS, Buddy retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard with the rank of General. He was a Consulting Engineer and a co-owner of Broadway and Seal. Buddy was the Public Works Director and City Engineer for the city of Gulfport, MS. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University in 1958, who enjoyed going to games. Buddy was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Picayune, where he served as Deacon for many years. He enjoyed Beekeeping, mission trips to Senegal and Mexico, and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Buddy will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe James Broadway and Lou Alice Musgrove Broadway Craft, his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Peggy Doris Scoggins Broadway; his brother, Jerry Broadway; and his sister, Jamie Blackwell.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Brent Broadway and Bruce Broadway; 2 grandchildren, Brooke Broadway and Brandon Broadway; and his sister, Linda Ates.

The family would like to thank the personal caregivers who were by his side 24/7 for the past two months.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA of Pearl River County and First Baptist Church of Picayune.