Services for Frank D. Breeden to celebrate his going home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Sam DeVille officiating. Frank was born in Tyler and would have been 72 on his birthday, Sept. 29.
Burial will follow in Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery in Tyler. Mr. Breeden passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler after a courageous battle with cancer, which he endured for his beloved family.
Frank married the love of his life and his best friend, Lois Breeden, on Feb. 21, 1958. He was the general service manager of the Geo. P. Bane Companies for 42-plus years. Upon retirement in 2004, Frank was honored and humbled to be the building chairman of Flint Baptist Church and loved serving as a deacon in his church. Frank was a proud member of the "Geriatric Men's Prayer Group" who prayed together and served the needs of others with their various talents. He also greatly enjoyed restoring a 1949 Chevy pickup.
Frank was a loving husband, devoted dad and "Pa" for 52 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister. He is survived by his loving family, including his beloved wife, Lois Breeden; his children, Steven and Leslie Breeden, Ray and Cindy Moore; and grandchildren, Matthew Moore and wife Sarah Moore, Rebekah and Sarah Jane Moore, Amanda, Morgan, and Brody Breeden.
Pallbearers will be Dan Moore, Randy Dingler, Joe Slaughter, Rusty Bauman, Ray Collins and Paul Haines. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present employees of the Bane Companies, deacons of Flint Baptist Church, Mike Ozment, Mike Jones, Aaron DeVille and Caleb Rutter.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler, 75703.
Memorials may be made in honor of Frank Breeden to Flint Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 182, Flint, 75762, or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, Calif., 90245.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Sept. 8, 2010