Carl Edward “Eddie” Broden was born February 19, 1953 to the late R. Romayne Broden and the late James Broden, Sr. Carl went on to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Carl graduated with the last class of John Harris High School in 1971 where he was a member of the wrestling team. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force. His tour of duty was in South Korea at the end of the Vietnam War. After serving his country, he received an honorable discharge. He continued to serve his country as a civilian employed at the Defense Logistics Agency, New Cumberland Pennsylvania. He completed over 39 years of outstanding civil service. Eddie, as he was affectionally called was a sports enthusiast. He loved the Oakland Raiders football team and he followed the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team; but Muhammad Ali was his idol.
Carl was preceded in death by niece Melanie Broden and his nephew Sean Lee Broden. Eddie leaves to cherish his wonderful memories, his older sister Mrs. Lillian Meile (Pastor Charles R. Meile, Jr.), his devoted brother James (Patricia) Broden, Jr., of Greensboro, North Carolina, his loving sisters Ruth Ann Thomas of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Arlise R. Broden of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, nephew Alphonso Arnold III, nieces Shawna (Darryl) D. Jarrell of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Raven Broden of Charlotte, North Carolina, Sonya D. Payne of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, great nieces Jade Jarrell and Zykeria Truesdale, great nephew, Malachi Payne and a host of other family members and friends.