Paul "Tom" Breeden
Paul “Tom” Breeden, 84, of Gibson City died at 10:47 a.m. Sunday Nov. 27, 2011 at his home in Gibson City. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday Dec. 1, 2011 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City. Burial will be in Drummer Township Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home. Memorial tributes may be made to the Gibson City VFW.
Mr. Breeden was born Sept. 27, 1927 in rural Paxton. A son of William and Mallie (Parks) Breeden. He married Rosemary Williamson in Feb. 1947, she preceded him in death. He then married Virginia Kingsley on Feb. 21, 1976 in Fairbury, she preceded him in death.
Paul was an army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW. He was a heavy equipment operator and later started his own dredging business. He was a forty year member of the Operators Union #841. He loved to talk and never knew a stranger. He loved to go deer hunting but would never shoot one.
Surviving are his children, Bill (Debby) Breeden of Aledo; Connie Sample of Kentland, Ind.; Jim Breeden of Melvin, and Kenney (Cathy) Breeden of Loda. Seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. One sister, Mary Johnson of Cocoa Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.