Ret. SFC Walter W. Breedlove

March 8, 1953June 13, 2018

WEST COLUMBIA – Celebration of life services for Ret. SFC Walter W. Breedlove, 65, of West Columbia will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Caughman-Harman Home, West Columbia Chapel with a burial following at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Services will be officiated by Pastor Bert Synan and Pastor Indar Singh. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 6437 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209. Walter was born in Columbia, SC to Walter Breedlove and Ruby Williams Breedlove on March 8, 1953. He passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018. He loved boating, fishing, and watching USC football. Mr. Breedlove served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam. He was Communication Systems Supervisor and received many honors, awards and medals which include, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal-3, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Army Good Conduct Medal-(6th Award), Overseas Service Ribbon-3, Non-Commissioned Officer’s Development Ribbon-3, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Sandra Barnes Breedlove, daughter, Gracie Breedlove (Trey Peterson); sisters, Sue Breedlove; Elaine Robertson (Skeeter) and Elizabeth Holder (Michael). He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ruby Williams, son, Justin Breedlove and a sister Dale Thomas.The family would like to extend a special thanks for the loving care provided by the Lexington Oncology Department, Dr. James Wells and staff and Compassionate Care Hospice of Columbia.


  • Visitation Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ret. SFC Walter W. Breedlove

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Melissa (Missy) Richardson

June 19, 2018

Uncle Tuffy was a special man. I loved getting to spend time with him and his family when I was younger. He was always smiling and just fun to be around. You will be missed. Rest in Peace Uncle Tuffy.

Sue Breedlove

June 18, 2018

My brother was the strength of our family. Keep most drama under control and was very blessed to have a strong loving wife Sandra for 28 years. His baby girl poo Bear was a daddy girl from the beginning.
My brother and I did so many things together and I will always love him as he lives in my heart. I love you bubba


June 18, 2018

Sandra & Gracie,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will greatly miss my talks with Walt, as I know you all will miss him dearly. He was a wonderful man! May God wrap his arms around you all & give you great comfort during this difficult time. I will continue to keep you in my prayers!

DR. Edmonds Office

Cathy Kerlick

June 18, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you during this time and praying for comfort & strength for you.

Skeeter Robertson

June 16, 2018

Walter is my brother in law , I've known him many many years , we went into the military the same year . We have enjoyed fishing at santee many times . He always welcomed us into his home when we came for a visit from Texas . I will miss my fishing buddy . Rest In Peace my brother n law . Love from skeeter .

Mark & Sylvia Mayers

June 16, 2018

Our condolences to the Breedlove family and friends. RIP Tuffy

Elaine Robertson

June 16, 2018

Walter is my brother , he was a loving & caring person also a sensitive & private person . I loved him very much . I will miss him . Rest In Peace my brother . I love you . Your Texas sister Elaine .

Lynda and John Derzanski

June 13, 2018

Our prayers are with you and your family. Love Lynda