Raymond J. Breese of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Bourbon, Missouri, was born to John E. and Madge W. (Stevenson) Breese Sr. on Monday, May 29, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the age of 81 years.
Raymond grew up in Bourbon, Missouri and graduated from Bourbon High School.
He along with his twin brother Ralph, entered the United States Army in 1957. Raymond honorably served his country in the United States Army and the brothers went on to serve in the United States Army Reserves.
Raymond retired as a maintenance worker from Meramec State Park after 21 years of dedicated service. He selflessly served his local community as volunteer firefighter and in the course of time he earned a promotion to serve as the Fire Chief for the Bourbon Fire Protection District. He was a charter member of the Sullivan Eagles F.O.E. No. 3781.
Raymond enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Madge Breese Sr.; and one brother, John Lee “Jack” and wife Billie Breese.
He is survived by his twin brother, Ralph and wife Joan Breese of Sullivan, Missouri; seven nieces and nephews, Debbie Breese and Pam Weber both of Cuba, Missouri, John L. and wife Theresa Breese of St. James, Missouri, Teresa and husband Steve Massie of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jim and wife Sharon Breese of Westphalia, Missouri, Randy Breese of Marshfield, Missouri, Jennifer and husband Scott Gamble of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Don Martin officiating.
Interment with full military honors followed at the Bacon Cemetery in Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.