Noel (Chris) Breedlove

December 21, 1942October 25, 2018
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Chris was born in El Paso, Texas on December 21, 1942. He passed away peacefully at his home in Woden, TX, surrounded by his beloved family, on October 25, 2018. Chris is preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Gilda Breedlove, and brother Kenneth Ray. Chris is survived by is wife of 55 years, Martha Jane Breedlove, his daughters, Kelly Breedlove, Kimberly Breedlove, and Karen Breedlove, his grandchildren, Alexandra Day, Jessica Raines, and Jacob Raines, and great granddaughter, Lexy Jo Ramsey.

Chris was raised in Mt. Pleasant, TX, where he would meet his wife, Martha. They moved to Waco. Chris attended Baylor University and earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemistry. He also played football during his time at Baylor.

Chris worked in the welding supply industry for all of his life. He mostly worked in management until 1980s when he was able to buy his own business. He also spent time working on his farm. He always said “a ride on the John Deere was his golf game.” Monday through Saturday was full of hard work, but Sunday was reserved for his highest calling.

Chris loved The Lord. On Sunday, he could be found singing old hymnals in church. He believed in serving the Lord with everything he had, and wanted no credit for that in return. He was loved by his church and by those whose life he impacted.

After a lifetime of hard work, Chris retired. During this time, he and Martha enjoyed fishing on the Texas Coast and driving the jeeps in the mountains, in Colorado. He also liked to spend his mornings with his friends at the “coffee shop.”

Simply, Chris loved God, his ranch, and his family. He will be missed so deeply.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Breedlove family home, 3835 FM 226, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961, with a reception to follow. Pastor Paul Sevar will officiate.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation prior to the service in the family home beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.


  • Martha Jane Breedlove, Wife
  • Kelly Breedlove, Daughter
  • Kimberly Breedlove, Daughter
  • Karen Breedlove, Daughter
  • Alexandra Day, Granddaughter
  • Jessica Raines, Granddaughter
  • Jacob Raines, Grandson
  • Lexy Jo Ramsey, Great Granddaughter
  • Noel Breedlove, Father
  • Gilda Breedlove, Mother
  • Kenneth Breedlove, Brother


  • Visitation Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 27, 2018

Noel (Chris) Breedlove

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Glenda Kennedy

October 31, 2018

Sooo sorry to hear you lost Chris! May God give you strength and comfort in the lonely months ahead!

Marjorie Stormer

October 27, 2018

So many memories of a really great guy. Chris was a true friend to all of us. Blessings and peace to to Martha and family. Much love from the Stormers.

Dianna Enochs

October 26, 2018

Martha Jane and family! I just wanted to send my sincere condolences for your family! I know that Hill thought a lot of you guys and I just hope that he and Chris are together now, catching up on old times! Hill passed away in 2009! May the Lord wrap his arms around you at this time and give you peace! God Bless!

Mary Anne Breazeale

October 26, 2018

Martha Jane and is with heartfelt sympathy I say..I am sorry for the loss of the one who meant so much and touched so many lives, with his smile and life..God bless you all, and may beautiful memories warm your heart from this day forward..God be with you and comfort you..Mary Anne Breazeale

Dolly Watson

October 26, 2018

Mr. Chris Breedlove epitomized the phrase “a Texan”. He was a towering man that with a big heart, strong ethics, and a giant smile; you couldn’t help but respect and love him immediately. Chris is what the world should be. He was extremely hardworking, talented, and intelligent. Putting his family first, he helped raised strong, loving children and grandchildren. If you were a young man or an old friend he was there to help you make your way in this world by showing you that hardwork and heart will get you places. He was a fixture in every community he was a part of. Whether it was a rancher, church member, businessman, father, husband, grandfather, or a friend he made the world a better place. His legacy lives on in the beautiful women and men that he leaves behind. I will use his example to try to improve the world around me, as he did.