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William "Bill" Drayton Breeden

October 17, 1951July 26, 2020

William “Bill” Drayton Breeden, 68, passed away at his home in Lincoln, AL, on Sunday, July 26, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Marion Breeden Jr. and Margaret Bynum Breeden, and his parents-in-law, Charles and Barbara Simmons.

Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara “Bobbie” Simmons Breeden; his sons, Alex Breeden (Joy) and David Breeden (Michelle); three grandsons, Charlie, Sam, and Liam Breeden; his brother, George Breeden III (Julie); several nieces and nephews and many close friends.

Bill was a 1970 graduate of Anniston High School and a 1975 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science. He worked as a manager of Charlie’s Quality Food in Anniston for 8 years. He was employed by Alfa as an insurance agent in Anniston for 31 years. Upon his retirement, he spent most of his free time on his cattle farm in Lincoln, where he enjoyed working on his land and caring for his many animals.

Per Bill’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or service. The family wishes to thank the many friends who loved Bill so well. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations in Bill’s memory to the League for Animal Welfare in Anniston or The Wounded Warrior Project.


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Jennifer Brantley

August 6, 2020

Bill was such a great man and great friend. He would call me with a work question and by the end of the conversation I would be in tears from laughter. He will be greatly missed and I send prayers to all the family.

Jack Rauch

July 31, 2020

Bill was the best friend I could have. He would always go out of the way to help someone including me. He helped me train and finish 2 New York Marathons. A few years ago, he had a Hospital procedure & physician discharged him but paperwork was not completed yet. I visited him an hour later and he asked me to help him get his IV out - he “had things to do”. That was just “Bill”. I said he better let nurse do that!

Susan Ulrey

July 31, 2020

Bill and Bobbie have been dear friends of mine for many years. Bobbie and I taught school together at AHS for years. Bill was always happy and a pleasure to be around. He loved his family and his friends. He also loved his family farm.
May he Rest In Peace . I send my love and prayers to Bobbie and the family. Love you

Donna Parker

July 29, 2020

Bill was a very dear friend for more than 20 years. I worked with him at Alfa and we kept in touch on a regular basis even after wr both retired. He will be missed. Praying for the entire family.


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