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IN MEMORIAM

"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.

 

 

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HRA Deceased Members

 

John “Doc” W. DeMilly

 

George Skall

 

Dr. R.J. Elliott

Earl Gordon Sr.

 

Everett Douberley

 

Tom Hodson

 

John Hale

 

Roger Glenn

 

Norman Nails

 

Charlie Munz

 

Whitney Beam

 

Milton S. Fischer

 

Pat Rutherford

 

Joe Perkins

 

Jim Sharp

 

Ken Daugherty

 

Erle Bridges

 

Joe Mitchell

 

Hank Cutshall

 

Vernon Turner

 

Dick Edwards

 

Bob Fournier

 

Ed Branam

 

Sheldon Pivnik

 

Marcell Demers

 

Jack Helms

 

Earl “Sonny” Gordon

 

Sally Woods

 

Buster Tyre

 

Elliot Burch

 

Gordon “Grandpa” Jones

 

Brenda Dykes

 

Mike Cardullo

 

Sonny Wrabel

Tucker Townsend

William "Bill" Losner