DAVE BREEDLOVE, 69, of Arthur, IL passed away at 7:05 P.M. on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
Dave was born on May 7, 1947 in Tuscola, IL. He was a son of Robert “Bob” and Eleanor (Jones) Breedlove. He married Rosanna Miller on May 24, 1980 in Arthur, IL.
Dave is survived by his wife, Rosanna Breedlove of Arthur, IL, one brother, Richard “Dick” Breedlove of Arcola, IL, two goddaughters, Angela Bowman and Alicia Marner, both of Arthur, IL, four cousins, Gary Pullen, Michelle Pullen, Wayne Tolan and Gene Tolan, and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, band mates, and friends that he loved very much.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one step-son, Tony Bontreger.
Dave was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Dave was an Advertising and Marketing Specialist. He worked with Paul Schrock for several years starting at Schrock Cabinets in the early 70s and most recently at the Chesterville Antique Mall.
Dave was a music aficionado, enjoyed playing the guitar, and played bass guitar, lead guitar and sang vocals for several bands, beginning in the late 60s, and throughout his life. He truly appreciated the fine arts, and was an avid art collector. He was also a “Grill Master” and would cook out on the grill nearly every night.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Best Western Hotel and Convention Center, 917 Green Mill Village Road in Arcola, IL. Rev. Rob Betts and Rev. Ronald Sparks will officiate. Following the memorial service, a lite meal will be served that will help to kick off a good old fashioned “Jam Session” in honor of Dave, featuring many of his good friends and family members. Burial will be held at a later date in the Arthur Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to:
Carle Hospital Auxiliary Guest House, www.carle.org/give
Muscular Dystrophy Association, www.mda.org/donate