Rev. William F. Bromley, 90, of Oakland City, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 16, 2010.  

He was born Dec. 1, 1919 in Indianapolis to Alfred F. and Lillian (Pidgeon) Bromley.

He retired in 1984, prior to coming to Oakland City University where he was a professor.  He taught at Lees College in Kentucky.  He served as a minister for Barnett Chapel, as a chaplain for the Good Samaritan Nursing Home and as a Sunday school teacher.  Rev. Bromley was a member of the Oakleaf Society of Oakland City University.   He was also President of the Men of Mission of the First General Baptist Church in Oakland City.   Rev. Bromley received an Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Theology from Oakland City University and also was a Kentucky Colonel.

 He is survived by his wife Caroline Roberta (Readhead) Bromley of Oakland City; two sons, David (Carol) R. Bromley of San Jacinto, Calif., Daniel (Angelica) W. Bromley of Altadena, Calif.; one daughter, Edith A. Little of Walcott, Iowa; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Carol (Bromley) Lee.

 A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the First General Baptist Church in Oakland City with the Rev. Larry Johnson officiating. A private burial was at the Masonic and Odd Fellow Cemetery in Benton, Ill. Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City is in charge of arrangements.