Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 30, 2013

Edgar Breeding


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

ABINGDON, Va. — Edgar Breeding, 89 years of age, of Abingdon, Va., formerly of Looney's Creek, Grundy, Va., went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va., following a brief illness. Born in Conaway, Va., he was the son of the late Walter and Lydia O'Quinn Breeding.

He was a resident of Buchanan County many years and was a member of the Prater Creek Primitive Baptist Church at Vansant for 69 years. Edgar was a retired coal miner and member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was former owner of Breeding Grocery at Looney's Creek. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Owens Breeding, July 24, 2006; five sisters: Cora McClanahan, Ethel Honaker, Florence Breeding, Edna Breeding and Edith Yates; three brothers: Ira Breeding, Marion Breeding and Paris Breeding.

He is survived by one daughter: Sheilah O'Quinn (Companion Nelson) of Abingdon, Va.; three sons: Johnny (Katie) Deel of Lebanon, Va., Allen (Ann) Breeding of Danville, Va., and Aaron Breeding of Abingdon, Va. Also, survived by five grandchildren: Stephanie (Lawrence) White Jr. of Bristol, Tenn., Stephen (Karen) Jackson of Kingsport, Tenn., Lorrie (Phillip) Ferguson of Abingdon, Va., Tyler Breeding of Pulaski, Va., Alex Breeding of Roanoke, Va.; six great-grandchildren: Israel McKenzie, Sierra White, Lawrence White III, Brittany Czadzeck, Rachel Czadzeck and Isaac White; several nieces and nephews; and caregiver: Pam Sigmon.

Funeral Services for Edgar Breeding will be conducted Monday, April 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Elders: Aaron Williams and Jeffery Arnold officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.

Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. with services by Elder Buford Stacy at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday with Elders: Ron Beavers and Keith Bowers at 7:00 p.m.

Active pallbearers will be Tyler Breeding, Alex Breeding, Stephen Jackson, Phillip Ferguson, Teddy Yates and Jeffery Yates.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Mental Health America Gift Office, 2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22311

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grundyfuneralhome.com

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Virginia, is in charge of all arrangements.