Dr. Russell Broadwell (COL, USAF Retired) age 81, husband of Sharron Broadwell, passed away unexpectedly in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Dr. Wayne and Dolores Broadwell. He attended The Ohio State University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and then transferred to Truman State University.
Following graduation, he attended A. T. Still University where he received his medical degree in 1967. As a physician, he served in the US Air Force for 20 years as a Flight Surgeon and Chief of Aeromedical Services, retiring from active duty with the rank of Colonel in 1989. During his military career, he served at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM, Scott AFB, Il, Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX, McClellan AFB, Sacramento, CA, the Panama Canal Zone twice, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC, and Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL. Following his Air Force career, he then practiced medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Bernardino, CA, and as an urgent care physician in the Fort Myers, FL area.
In retirement, he was able to pursue his love of both golf and travel.
He is survived by his wife, Sharron, of 60 years, daughter, Heather (and husband Nicholas) Popovich, Mt. Pleasant, SC, and son, Scott (and wife Maggie) Broadwell, Charlotte, NC, and grandchildren, Perrin and Piers Popovich, and Lucien and Landon Broadwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Wayne and Dolores Broadwell of Bay Village, OH, and his parents-in-law, Sylvia and Omer Biere, of Columbia, MO.
Burial with military honors will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mt. Pleasant Chapel.