J.A. Breedlove


J.A. Breedlove
J.A. (Jim) Breedlove, 79, passed away peacefully at Hickory Manor Nursing Home in Licking on Friday, April 26. He was born December 1, 1939, at Heber Springs, Ark. 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 and wife Linda Breedlove of Licking, and Jerry Breedlove of Mesquite, Texas; daughters Pam and husband Randy Creighton of Baton Rouge, La., and Dawnella Holt of Nashville, Tenn.; 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 and wife Bonnie Holt, Kristina and husband John Miremont, Lindsey Breedlove, Ashley Holt, and Dylan Breedlove; and twelve great-grandchildren Annalea Breedlove, Taylar Coverdell, Sydney Breedlove, Alexia Breedlove, Kaitlin Breedlove, Abbigail Haskins, Alexis Randolph, Lucy Fasullo, Aiden Holt, Brendaen Bailey, Justin Breedlove, and Creighton Miremont; and two great-great-granddaughters Alana and Bristol Breedlove. He also has several nieces and nephews from Licking and the surrounding area and cousins from Shreveport, La., and Heber Springs, Ark.
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.
Visitation was held at Fox Funeral Home on Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service of Jim’s life was held at Fox Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 30, at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Jett and Pastor Scott Breedlove officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Breedlove, Jerry Breedlove, Dylan Breedlove, Jason Holt, Jeremy Breedlove, and Shelby Breedlove.  Interment was at the Licking Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. 
Arrangements entrusted to Fox Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left at www.foxfh.net.

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