James “Jim” Walter Breeding of Cuba, Missouri was born on June 21, 1929 in East Prairie, Missouri to Walter and Ruby (Morgan) Breeding and passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the age of 91 years.
Jim married Faye. Adams on July 29, 1949 in Charleston, Missouri.
Jim served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War and earned the Korean Service Medal, United Service Medal, National Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
He worked several years in the mines at Pea Ridge and later became manager of the Delano Station in Bourbon, Missouri.
Jim was a devout man of faith and served the Lord for many years through the Assembly of God Church, where he faithfully served as a Deacon, youth leader, Sunday School teacher and Sunday School Superintendent.
He enjoyed fixing lawn mowers, being an avid Cardinals fan and he was always known for his jokes, riddles and quick wit.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ruby Breeding; infant daughter, Sandra Breeding; two brothers, Paul Stanley and Albert Breeding; and three sisters, Florence Williamson, Margaret Russell and Bessie Daughhetee.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Faye Breeding of the home; two daughters, Deborah and husband Glen Tutterrow of Cuba, Missouri and Sheila and husband Steve Walters of Crocker, Missouri; four grandchildren, Tonya and husband Aaron Shumaker of Columbia, Missouri, Valerie and husband Mike McCain of Crocker, Missouri, Curtis and wife Angie Tutterrow of Cuba, Missouri and Fawn and husband Ryan Brooks of Arnold, Missouri; one granddaughter-in-law, Tabitha Olson; eight great grandchildren, Zoey and Jack McCain, Annie, Benjamin and Everly Shumaker, Isaac Tutterrow, Madelyn and Neal Brooks; three step great grandchildren, Tyler, Jeremiah and Jaclyn Parrett; one brother, George Breeding of Farmington, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Terry Hogan officiating. The eulogy and obituary were read by Harold Harrison. Special music was provided by Rick Graddy.
Pallbearers were Glen Tutterrow, Steve Walters, Curtis Tutterrow, Ryan Brooks, Mike McCain, Aaron Shumaker and Jack McCain. Honorary pallbearers Benjamin Shumaker and Isaac Tutterrow.
Interment with full military honors followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.