OBITUARY

Thomas "Frank" Franklin Breeden

July 7, 1938March 15, 2020
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Thomas Franklin Breeden, 81, of Ooltewah went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 15, 2020. He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and a veteran of the Tennessee Air National Guard. He was the owner and founder of Crime Security and retired from Western Union. He is survived by his wife, Eloise Breeden, son, Jim (Kaye) Breeden, daughter, Teresa (Kevin) Mullins, sisters, Martha Jo Riddle, Patsy Cox, sister-in-law, Barbara Shockley, grandchildren, Ailey (Alan) Sayger, Zac Breeden, Dylan Mullins, and Kara Mullins, brother, Jerry Lynn Breeden several nieces and nephews. Celebrations of Life Service will be held at 7:00 pm Friday, March 20, 2020 in the funeral home chapel, with the interment on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bayside Baptist Church or to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Please share you memories of Frank with the family at www.chattanoogaeastbrainerdchapel.com Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Interment with Military Honors Saturday, March 21, 2020

Memories

Thomas "Frank" Franklin Breeden

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Dianne Breeden Burnett

March 24, 2020

Frankie, as I knew him, always greeted everyone with friendliness and a beautiful, genuine smile.😊 I always looked forward to seeing him, his sister, and their families at the family reunions. He always appeared to be a very happy person and loved to share his happiness and love 💕 with family and friends.

He and his sister, Martha Jo, were special cousins because we were double-first cousins! (Our dads married sisters.) Frankie lost his mother when he was a small boy while his dad was in a German Prison Camp during WWII. Thus, he always said my parents were special to him . . . especially my mother, as he lived with her (Aunt Kathleen) and his grandparents during the war. The feeling was mutual with my parents (Jerry & Kathleen Breeden). My brother, Jerry, said Frankie was like a brother to him.

My memories of Frankie go back to when he met his wife, Eloise; and later were blessed with Jimmie and Teresa. I loved visiting them in Harrison when my parents were still living. I always wished they lived closer.

Due to my autoimmune illnesses and dialysis, I was unable to attend his funeral. My thoughts and prayers have been with the family, as always.

Frankie will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was a Christian, cheerful, had a great character, set a good example for others to follow. I am sure he taught his family and friends things that will remain with them for a lifetime. A part of him lives thru his loved ones forever.

💜 Dianne

Heman, Linda McDade

March 20, 2020

Dear Family,
We have fond memories of our time together at church and in raising our children. We love you all so much. There is sickness in our house and we are trying not to spread the germs so we will be unable to attend the funeral. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers.
Love, Heman and Linda

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Biography

Frank Breeden
Thomas Franklin Breeden, 81, of Ooltewah went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 15, 2020. He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and a veteran of the Tennessee Air National Guard. He was the owner and founder of Crime Security and retired from Western Union.
He is survived by his wife, Eloise Breeden, son, Jim (Kaye) Breeden, daughter, Teresa (Kevin) Mullins, sisters, Martha Jo Riddle, Patsy Cox, sister-in-law, Barbara Shockley, grandchildren, Ailey (Alan) Sayger, Zac Breeden, Dylan Mullins, and Kara Mullins, brother, Jerry Lynn Breeden several nieces and nephews.
Celebrations of Life Service will be held at 7:00 pm Friday, March 20, 2020 in the funeral home chapel, with the interment on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bayside Baptist Church or to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Please share you memories of Frank with the family at www.chattanoogaeastbrainerdchapel.com
Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.