Carl Broughton

Obituary of Carl Gene Broughton

Carl Gene Broughton, 66, was born on October 09, 1955, to J.C. and Emma Gene Broughton. He went on to be with the Lord on March 16, 2022. Carl was a long-time resident of the Pretty Water area in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. In 1974, he married Donna Broughton and they had two children, Carla and Justin. Carl was a well-known country music drummer in Oklahoma. He played the drums for many bands in this area. He also preformed with a band in Branson in the mid 1990’s. He was preceded in death by and his father, J.C and his wife, Donna. Carl is survived by his daughter, Carla Robins and her husband Kenneth; son, Justin Broughton and his wife April; mother, Emma Gene; brother, Larry and wife Barbara; sister, Shelley and husband Greg; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; as well as several cousins, nephews, nieces, other special family members, and many friends. Carl will be truly missed by all that knew and loved him. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Carl and his brother, Larry, both showed that they had musical talents and followed in their father’s footsteps by playing a fiddle at a young age. They even entered a few fiddle contests, didn’t win, but had fun. Sometime around the age of 10, Carl acquired a set of drumsticks. He began beating on furniture and a freestanding metal gas stove (which was probably louder than a set of drums). Carl wanted a set of drums, so the family went to the music store in Tulsa in the only car they owned, a VW Beetle Bug. That night, they came home with a full set of drums and all five of their family members in the car. It was over-packed! Everyone had to sit on each other as well as hold something. Later, when asked why they did this, J.C. replied, “It was said either bring home the drums or leave Carl at the music store.” By the age of 15 Carl was playing drums for different bands and traveling with his dad and brother anywhere and everywhere to play music, including on the stage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. He preformed at Cimarron Ballroom, the Lake Country Ballroom, and backed up many bands. He played behind such stars as: Darrell McCall, Johnny Bush, John Anderson, and many others. He was also a drummer for Bob Fieldsted and the Round Up Boys, as well as Les Gilliam and the Silver Lake Band. He, Larry, and J.C., with other musicians known as the South Forty Band played at the Hickory House in Sapulpa on Thursday nights for about 10 years. Throughout the years, he was the drummer for the South Forty Band. Most recently he was the drummer of the band, Midnight Special.
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