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Graveside Service

East Lawn Memorial Park
Friday October 15th, 2021
3:00pm - 1:00pm

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J. Robert Breeding

Robert Breeding, 83, Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, October 12, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Robert was born in Kingsport and had lived here his entire life. After graduating from Ketron High School he joined the U.S. Air Force and retired from Holston Defense Corporation. Robert was a lifetime member of the Kingsport Life Saving Crew. After retiring he worked for Hamlett-Dobson. Robert was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church. Robert was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Maxie Breeding, and brother, Claude Breeding.

Robert is survived by his wife, Carolyn D. Breeding; daughter, Regina Gehman; grandchildren, Nathan and wife, Meredith, and Jeremiah; great-granddaughter, Maris; brother, Tom Breeding and wife, Phyllis; and several nieces.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm at East Lawn Memorial Park with Wayne Bledsoe officiating. Military Rites will be by American Legion Posts 3/265.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff and nurses with Caris Healthcare.

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Make a donation to Alzheimer's Association - National Office in honor of J. Robert Breeding


Carolyn. I am so sorry to hear about Robert. I always thought a lot of you both. Prayers and blessing for you and your family. Sorry I couldn't be there.

CATHY Devault Oct 14 2021 3:34 PM

Hated to learn of Robert's passing. He was a fine Christian man who was a friend and a blessing to know. Our prayers are with Carolyn, Regina and the entire family.

Keith and Dinah Carr Oct 14 2021 9:25 AM

Prayers for the family of Robert. I knew Robert thru the Lifesaving Crew. He was a Gentleman's Gentleman. I know he will be greatly missed.

Earl L Reed Oct 13 2021 8:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of J. Robert Breeding

Linda Irvin Oct 13 2021 7:13 PM

Our prayers are with you and your family. Robert was a dear friend and always an encouragement.
He will be missed.

Wayne & Debbie Bledsoe Oct 13 2021 5:18 PM

Known Robert all my life,he was a good friend & neighbor. Sending prayers for the family.
R I P friend,will see you soon.

Jim DeVault Oct 13 2021 4:26 PM

Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear about Robert. I enjoyed our days working First Night together. You are in my prayers.

Pat Wininger Oct 13 2021 3:13 PM

We are sorry to hear of Robert's passing . We will have the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Gayle Caldwell Oct 13 2021 3:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of J. Robert Breeding

Steve and Gayle Caldwell Oct 13 2021 3:04 PM

With our sincere condolences.
From the staff of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

HD Oct 12 2021 4:04 PM

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