Prominent local contractor Jimmy Broom died Tuesday morning at his home of an apparent heart attack, according to his longtime girlfriend Rhonda Gibbs. He was 57.
The owner of Broom Construction, he remained active with the company and still worked every day. He was known for his outgoing personality and ability to light up a room. He enjoyed horses, four-wheeling and lake trips, among his hobbies.
“He was as good as they come,” said friend Junior Medley. “He’d let you borrow anything he had, or help you in any way he could.”
Mr. Broom began feeling ill last week and had two stents put in after a mild heart attack, according to Gibbs. He seemed to be feeling better after a good day on Monday before suffering what is believed to be a massive heart attack Tuesday morning just after 8 a.m.
Mr. Broom was an organ donor which explains the slight delay in funeral arrangements. Gibbs said Broom will be at McMinnville Funeral Home and she expects to make arrangements Wednesday morning.