After his truck driving years, Carl worked alongside his wife, Debbie, at Boyd Grain and then at JT Express Trucking. After retirement, Carl still loved to travel and spent the last years of his life with his family, exploring Mexico, flying kites in Florida, walking among the Sequoias, visiting Yosemite, and enjoying life with his wife, children and grandchildren.
We will miss his sense of appreciation for the “Unique,” the “Phenomenal!” and the “Hilarious!” All who knew him will miss reading the amazing facts to be discovered on the little clippings he kept in his wallet. One thing is for certain, Carl never lost his sense of wonder in life.
Carl was preceded in death by his mother and father, and four brothers George, Bob, Clarence and David Lee. He is survived by his wife Debbie, children April Breeden (Crystal L. Peairs) and Vanessa Wagler (Ryan), two “phenomenal” grandchildren, Whitney and Luke and his magnificent mother-in-law, Mildred Lemon. He is also survived by four siblings, Virginia Sears, Cathy Parsons, Darrell and Bill Breeden and a large extended family, including his nephew Dennis Breeden, who was like a son to him.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
Both the visitation and memorial service will be held at Central Christian Church, 10 W. Van Trees St. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions can be made to IU Hospice House or DistinXion in honor of Carl Breeden. Revs. Jim Payton and Bill Breeden will officiate.
Online condolences can be made at gillsince1872.com