OBITUARY

Jimmy Breedlove

April 28, 1934March 20, 2020
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Jimmy Breedlove, 85 of Chattanooga passed away with his family by his side on March 20, 2020. He was a graduate of Central High School. Jimmy served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He served on the U.S.S. Maddox 731. Jimmy retired from Koch Foods after 50 years of service. He was one of the 1st inductees to the Tennessee Poultry Hall of Fame in 2013. He was an avid University of Tennessee fan. He attended numerous football and basketball games. Most of all he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, daughter, Sandy Shipley, parents, John and Maude Breedlove, sister, Patsy Kemp, and his brothers, Donald and John Breedlove.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughters, Jimmie (Ray) Brant, Teresa Breedlove, and Debbie (Gary) Holder, grandchildren, Jodi (Steve) Bolin, Shawn (Shanna) Rogers, Chad (Amber) Rogers, Sky (Brandon) Stubblefield, and Daniel Jones, Brothers, Robert (Wanda) Breedlove, Fred Breedlove, Larry (Tina) Breedlove, and a sister, Val Jean Berry, numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

A Celebration of Jimmy’s Life will be held in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home on Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm. The family will receive friends Monday evening at the funeral home from 4-8 pm. He will be laid to rest in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Memories

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Vicky McGee-Garner

March 27, 2020

I remember spending the night with you and sneaking cigarettes. Your dad was always nice to me and I always felt he really loved Shirley and you girls. It felt like it was a happy loving home to grow up in.

Larry Breedlove

March 25, 2020

I can't believe I am saying goodbye to my brother. Our family has always been close, and even though I live far away, I always looked forward to talking with Jimmy over the phone and visiting as often as possible. I will miss our talks and memories we shared about growing up and remembering some of the trouble we seemed to always get into. Although I can no longer pick up the phone and talk to him, I know he will always be there listening when I need him.


Chris Raley

March 24, 2020

Jimmy was the first person I met when I joined Koch Foods over 20 years ago. He was a wealth of knowledge and I am lucky to have known him. There are still many poultry farmers growing with us today that initially started their operations with Jimmy. He helped lay the early foundation for the live side of what Koch Chattanooga has grown into today. Jimmy was always willing to listen and someone I could go to for advice. He will be missed and I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to have worked with him.

Charles L. Ellis

March 24, 2020

Jimmy Breedlove -

One Great Friend From The Yesterdays Of Poultry Related Experiences ...
Jimmy Helped Cyclone Poultry Equipment To Enjoy Many New Customers - Acquaintances And Friends Who Became As Family.

As I Reflect On Jimmy And Our Frirndship, I Must With All Sincerity Extend In His Memory Gratitude For All The Times Jimmy Provided Us With His Support ...
A Great Friend To The Poultry industry Who Etched For Himself A Spot In The Memory Of Thousands Of Acquaintance, My Being Just One.

Jommy Deserves All Of The Accolades Afforded Him At This Special Time Of
His Greatest Attainment - A Blessed Promotion ...

With Sincere Respect,
Charles L. Ellis
Cyclone Poultry Equipment
Albertville, Alabama 35950

Tommy Davis

March 23, 2020

Jimmy knew more about chickens than I ever will. He was like a father figure to me, even when I would make a mistake he would say it will be alright, don't worry about it. I would not be where I am today without his leadership. I will never forget him.

Mary Reagan

March 23, 2020

May the comfort of the Lord give the family and friends the fondest memories and peace.
My father served on the U.S.S. Maddox with Mr. Breedlove, who my Father referred to as Breedlove. They were best buddies during that time.
My father told me a story before he passed away about Breedlove wanting him to eat with him in the dining hall but my Dad needed soap and other necessities which was sold in the commissary and it was a about to close. Breedlove wouldn't take no for an answer and said he would give him what he needed, just come eat with him. My Dad went with him and minutes later the Destroyer was hit with a bomb which mainly hit the commissary.
Breedlove saved my Dad's life by wanting him to eat with him and not taking NO for an answer.
God has called another one of his Angel's to heaven. May he rest in peace.

Marianne Helton

March 22, 2020

From my mom's photo album.

Marianne Helton

March 22, 2020

My mom, Laura, was Jimmy's aunt. Jimmy was born when she was 10 years old. She loved playing the role of aunt to Jimmy and his siblings. I had the occasion to talk with Jimmy a couple of times last year. It was interesting to hear him tell about the old times. He told me about the nicknames our grandfather gave to our moms. His mom's nickname was "Diner" (long i). He, also, shared with me details of a trip he and his father made to Atena Mountain where his father had grown up. He said the foundation of the house was intact and there were still some home canned goods in the cellar. When they started to go down into the cellar, they saw a good-sized snake and decided to back off. Wish I had visited him more. As this older generation passes on, we are loosing so much of our oral history! This is a picture of Jimmy and family with my mom in 2004. My condolences go out to Jimmy's family.

Cedric Toney

March 21, 2020

What a guy. I worked for jimmy from February 1990 until he retired.he has and always will have a special place in my heart.it’s so much I can say about Jimmy.but I will cut it off now.you take your rest now I’ll see you on the other side.Cedric Toney
PS.we had a good run.mickey,joe,cedric,tinker,ray and james.

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