Donald Lee Breedlove Jr. (Hotdog or Duno) was born on July 24, 1959, in Texas County at Houston, Mo., to Donald Lee Breedlove and Mary Louise “Campbell” Breedlove. He passed away on Oct. 20, 2015, at his home in Alexander City, Alab., at the age of 56.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Survivors include wife, Ann Marie; his parents, Donald and Mary of Bucyrus; brother, Steve Breedlove of Bucyrus, brother Roger Breedlove (Regina) of Success, sister Donra (Virgle) McCown of Bucyrus and brother Kevin Breedlove (Michelle) of Tennessee. He is also survived by daughters, Deidre Breedlove Fenn, Amanda and Michelle Breedlove of Alabama; his mother-in-law, Janeta Cornett and long-time friend, Dale Purser “Cotton”; two brothers-in-law, Danny and Jimi Cornett; two sisters-in-law, Sabrina and Ashley; grandchildren, Calvin, Raelee and James Fenn and his little buddy, Markus Sanders of Alabama; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, family and friends.
Donald started grade school at Plato, Mo., and lived in the Roby area for a few years. The family moved to Bucyrus and resided in the house on Campbell Road built by his father and mother. He attended church at Bethel Chapel in Bucyrus.
He enjoyed being around many cousins and the times at Grannie Campbell’s just down “Bald Hill.” Donald was proud of being a good “rock thrower” and spent a lot of timeouts on grannie’s porch. Donald and his brother, Steve, and cousin, Marie, kept grannie busy.
As a young boy, Donald spent a good deal of time fishing and camping on the Gasconade River. Donald enjoyed all the time with his family and many Breedlove cousins, uncles and grandparents. Donald loved his wife, parents, brothers and sister and all his family. He was a kind caring person and had a great big heart. He made numerous friends that have great memories of him.
The love for fishing, hunting and rock throwing continued throughout his life. He was a “good shot.” Donald took part in working the “fur business,” buying, selling and working in the fur sheds. Donald was known for his ability to be the only one to buy furs from Mrs. Aileen Hatch, a well-known Missouri native.
Donald loved having fun and pulling pranks to get a good laugh. Donald attended Houston High School and graduated in 1977. He was known as “Duno” and drove the “Hippe Rig.” He liked to go to coon hunts and riding the dirt roads. He played football in high school. He enjoyed being part of the softball team and played on the OK Tire team with the Postlewaits.
Donald moved to Alabama and lived there the rest of his life. Donald was “Hotdog” to many of his friends in Alabama and the young kids liked saying he was their Uncle Hotdog.
Donald took after his father working in sawmills. Donald was a reliable and dedicated employee working many years for long hours all his life.
Donald loved animals, especially his dog, “Dusty.”
Donald met and married Ann Marie, his loving wife of the past six years. They recently bought their home and had started to build on their dreams.
He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family or Success Baptist Church.