Larry D. Breedlove, 72, rural Baldwin City, Kansas was born March 24, 1940, the son of Joe and Laura (Pierce) Breedlove, at home in Lamar, Arkansas, near Hagersville in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas. He was the youngest of 10 children.
When he was a young child, his family moved to the Sikeston, Missouri area to find a better living and to pick cotton. He left home at age 14 to find work in western Kansas, but was sent home because he was too young. At age 16, he returned to Kansas and lived the cowboy life. He learned the welding trade and worked in the oil fields of Wyoming. He later moved to Denver to weld and played guitar in a band. He moved back to Kansas in 1968, welding and hauling hay, where he met the farmer’s daughter, Clarice Hughey. They were married October 12, 1968, and recently celebrated their 44th anniversary. He became a full-time farmer and dairyman, raising cattle and hogs. He also was a welder and ironworker for American Construction.
Preceding him in death were his parents, three brother, Henson, Hendricks, and Charley, and six sisters, Mamie, Geneva, Lucinda (Lou), Hazel, Nora, Eula, and Maudine. He is survived by his wife, of the home, three sons, and seven grandchildren: David William (Michelle Lanoue), Jade and Cheyenne; Matthew Dean (Michelle), Sierra, LillyAnn and Lora; and Andrew Grant (Angela), Jacob and Mariska. His greatest love was time with his grandchildren and working with his farm machinery.
Burial will be on the family farm in a private ceremony.
Memorials can be sent to the Franklin County Cancer Society in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.