In Memory

George Robert Breedlove

Born Oct. 26, 1945, Tyler; died March 17, 1962, Dallas, age 16

Son of William Irl Breedlove (1907-1968) & Ila Merle Warren Breedlove (1907-1993); brother of Billy Sam, Glenda, Paula & Steven Miller.

Cause of death: leukemia


Tyler Courier-Times, Thurs., March 20, 1962:


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06/15/09 09:43 PM #1    

Delbert Kenneth "Ken" Thompson

George was really a great guy, an outstanding athlete and a genuine friend to everyone. Seeing this wonderful kid waste away and die at the age of sixteen was heartbreaking for his family and shocking for his fellow students. For most of us this was our first lesson in the fragility of human life.

06/18/09 03:11 PM #2    

Georgia Gene Bice (DeKoker)

George and I were biology class partners briefly in 9th grade Boulter. He was beloved by all his classmates and mature beyond his age. Everyone looked up to him. He was fair in all his dealings, wise and intelligent.

I remember him at high school football games as the whole stadium was aware that he was there in the ambulance. It meant everything to have George with us at the game. He couldn't have seen much of the game because there was always a crowd around him at the ambulance near the goal post. Remember his high spirit and confidence; he was not afraid of what he faced bravely.

07/04/09 11:56 PM #3    

Delbert Kenneth "Ken" Thompson

Mary Morphis Moody, on George Breedlove:

George was a funny sweet guy. I remember him reciting a poem at Dixie that had a line that went something like, "I ain't a-skeered of snakes or worms or other creepy stuff..."

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