Eugene James “Jim” Breshears

Services for Eugene James “Jim” Breshears, 76, Lawrence, will be 11am Sat, Dec. 4 at Victory Bible Church, 1942 Massachusetts St. (Due to parade traffic, please use 19th or 23rd street)

Mr. Breshears died Nov. 22, 2021.

He was born on January 24th, 1945 in Berkeley, CA. to Helen & Eugene (both deceased).
Growing up his family owned a golf course and the Granada Cafe here in Lawrence and then went on to join the Navy as a boiler man. Then upon his return, he worked at Jayhawk Paper Co, KMART distribution center, and Kansas University.

He was married to Patricia E. Martin from 1975 to 1984 and had 2 children, Eugene R. Breshears and Lori S. Shackelford.

He was married to Anna Mae McNeal from 1984 to 1995 and had 5 children, Ronnie E. Breshears, Joshua E. Breshears (deceased), Elizabeth M. Clark, Matthew J. Breshears (deceased), and Mary M. Billingsly.
He is survived by a sister, Donna, brother, JJ, Ronnie’s fiancé, Katalyn Brandy, and 7 grandchildren: Aron, Netanya, Olivia, Makenzie, Gunner, Gabriella, & Haleigh.
He was also preceded in death by stepfather, Ward Shull, brother, William (Bill) Breshears, and Matthew’s finance, Elizabeth Allen.

Messages & Condolences

From Delma Hepner...

I also worked with Jim. We called him Eugene. He painted my shed once! Met him when I worked with his Grandmother,in 60’s! My prayers and thoughts go to his family and loved ones!

From Tina Todd...

I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My deepest sympathy to his family.

From Inge Housworth-Lathrom...

So sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. I worked with Jim for many years at the Kmart Distribution Center and were good friends. He had a great sense of humor and Joyce, another friend, and I loved to pull pranks on Jim at work. We always made our job enjoyable. You will be missed by all who knew you . My sincere sympathy to your children and family.

From Hendle E. Rumbaut...

My heart goes out to Lori and all the members of her family on the loss of her father. May the Lord Jesus comfort you all with His peace, which passes all understanding. You have been through so much sadness, but Jesus will stay close to you. Big hugs.

From Linda Kiernan...

Ed and Linda Kiernan send their sympathies and condolences. Jim was a great friend and we both worked with him at KU. We will never forget our conversations with him and interactions with his children while our children were in the Crown Casting club together. Please know that we are praying for you during this time and wish blessings of peace to all his remaining children that he loved dearly.

From Karon Thoren (CORBIN)...

Sorry for your loss. Jim was my friend for years we when to school and he live behind my grandmother house

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