Colonel John W. “Buddy” Breed Jr. (Retired), 86, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 in Fort Worth. Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, at St. Rita Catholic Church, 5550 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. Interment: 2:00 p.m., Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 28, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to St. Rita Catholic Church or Universal Hospice. John was born on September 30, 1932 in Fort Worth to John Willie Breed Sr. and Bobbie Juanita Breed. He was a graduate of the historic I. M. Terrell High School (1951) in Fort Worth, Texas and Prairie View A&M College (1955) in Prairie View, Texas. John married Freddie L. Jeter of Houston. They were married 56 years before she passed away in 2011. John graduated as a Commissioned Officer (Lieutenant) of the Army. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry during the Korean Conflict and the Army Reserves before retiring as Colonel in 1992. In addition, beginning in the early 1960's, John worked as a Line Assembler at General Motors and as a GM Security Officer before retiring in 1995. He was a longtime member of St. Rita Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, the Bereavement Ministry and Guys With God. Survivors: Sons, John W. Breed III and wife, Marilyn, Anthony J. Breed and wife, Sherry, Clifford B. Breed, and Bobby V. Breed, Sr., and wife, Charletta; daughters, Freda A. Breed, Climonce M. Castleberry and husband, Walter, and Valerie Y. Banks and husband, Jessie; brother, Joel Breed; sister, Maxine Cox; grandchildren, Christina, Tiffany, Bobby Jr., Mary, Lydia, Milton, Robbin, Clifford John, Jessica, Mercy and Grace; and great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Aniyah, Armani, Kaitlin, A'Liyah Jade, Ashanti and Alijah along with a host of friends and relatives. Wade Family Funeral Home (817) 274-9233

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  1. To the Breed Family:

    We were so saddened to hear of Mr. Breed’s passing. He was a great man and will be missed tremendously by all who knew him.

    John Jr., Freda (Annette), Climonce, Anthony, Clifford, Bobbie, and Valerie, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with with and the entire family at this time. Our prayer is that you can take comfort in knowing that he is now reunited with your mother.

    We love you and we’re here for you,

    Andrea & Randall Horton

  2. I was saddened to read of John’s death. John and I worked together in the Personnel Department at General Motors. Although I did not know him well, I liked and respected him. John was always very pleasant and a real gentleman. He was a nice person–I wish I had had the opportunity to know him better. I will pray for his soul.

  3. “… my eyes grow dim with grief. I call to you daily, O LORD; I spread out my hands to you. ” Psalms 88:9.
    My heartfelt sympathy to the family for your loss. Colonel Breed was a pillar of the community and will be sorely missed.

  4. “God is our Refuge and Strength!”…Psalm 46 May our Heavenly Father continue to give you peace during the loss of Mr. Breed. He was truly a great mentor, neighbor, and friend during my childhood and young adult years. I will always cherish the memories that our families formulated over the past several decades. May God in His infinite wisdom continue to bless and keep all of you.

  5. Pop,
    It’s soo hard to say good bye to all our yesterdays.
    There are so many memories and special moments that time can never erase.
    Sometimes people enter our lives and they forever hold a piece of our heart, you were that person.
    Pop you were kind, loving and giving. You saw the best in us.
    When we were down you encouraged us to get back up and look to better days ahead.
    You gave us a blue-print filled with Class and Dignity on how to live our lives.
    Pop as your health failed you, I know…
    You had good days, you had hills to climb, you had weary days, you had lonely nights.
    You had sleepless nights, you had cloudy days, you had days you could hardly see the road.
    You had days you asked why so much pain?
    You simply said, “Thank you Lord I want complain”.
    Pop the Dash between your dates meant soo much to soo many.
    You ran a “great race” may you rest eternally in peace.

    Forever in my heart,

    Oscar Middleton III


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