"Since 1949 the Homestead Rodeo has been put on by an all volunteer group. In 1952 this group formed the Homestead Rodeo Association. Over the years, it has continued to grow. Here we remember those cherished members who have left this world."
"DOC" DEMILLY & HRA DECEASED MEMBERS MONUMENT
In 1989 the Homestead Rodeo Association dedicated a
memorial monument to the late John “Doc” W. DeMilly.
His bronze plaque tops off the monument and the four sides
below are affixed with the names of deceased members of the
HRA. The monument stood the test of time through
Hurricane Andrew and our harsh South Florida tropical
weather. In 2012 it started to show signs of deterioration.
Through a generous donation by Billy Walker and
Keystone Products Inc. our monument has been restored
and placed upon a custom mount at its new location inside
the rodeo grounds by the main entrance to the ticket office.
Take a moment to view restored monument and reflect while
you are enjoying the rodeo. The Homestead Rodeo
Association proudly honors its deceased members.
HRA Deceased Members
John “Doc” W. DeMilly
Dr. R.J. Elliott
Earl Gordon Sr.
Milton S. Fischer
Earl “Sonny” Gordon
Gordon “Grandpa” Jones
William "Bill" Losner