J.A. (Jim) Breedlove, 79, passed away peacefully at Hickory Manor Nursing Home in Licking on Friday, April 26, 2019. He was born December 1, 1939 at Heber Springs Arkansas. He retired from Civil Service at Fort Leonard Wood.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Aron and Stella Breedlove; sister Lorene and husband Arthur Johnson; brother-in-law Jay Osborne; nephew Geney Johnson; and nieces Dena Peterson and Beth Ann Osborne.
He is survived by a large and loving family. His loving wife of 63 years Kerma (Neal) Breedlove of Licking; sons Jeff Breedlove and wife Linda Breedlove of Licking, and Jerry Breedlove of Mesquite, Texas; daughters Pam and husband Randy Creighton of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Dawnella Holt of Nashville, Tennessee; four siblings Alta Osborne, Pat and husband Bill Hildreth, Charlene Jones, and Shelby and wife Linda Breedlove all from Licking; and eight grandchildren: Jeremy Breedlove, Kelly Fasullo, Jennifer Breedlove, Jason Holt and wife Bonnie Holt, Kristina Miremont and husband John Miremont, Lindsey Breedlove, Ashley Holt, and Dylan Breedlove; and twelve great-grandchildren Annalea Breedlove, Taylar Coverdell, Sydney Breedlove, Alexia Randolph, Kaitlin Breedlove, Abbigail Haskins, Alexis Breedlove, Lucy Fasullo, Aiden Holt, Brendaen Bailey, Justin Breedlove, and Creighton Miremont; and 2 great-great-granddaughters Alana and Bristol Breedlove. He also has several nieces and nephews from Licking and the surrounding area and cousins from Shreveport, Louisiana and Heber Springs, Arkansas.
Jim’s family has always been the most important priority in his life, along with his community. He would help anyone who needed assistance. He had a strong Christian faith and attended Freewill Baptist Church.
Please join the family as we celebrate the life of our patriarch. Visitation will be held at Fox Funeral Home on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Service of Jim’s life will be held at Fox Funeral Home on Tuesday April 30th, 2019 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at the Licking Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.