Donald Lee Breedlove, 80, of Bucyrus, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at his home after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 12, 1937, in Plato, son of Ernest and Leona Brooks Breedlove. He and Mary Campbell were married Sept. 12, 1958.

He started working at a young age at the sawmill in Roby. He was also a fur dealer. He bought and sold from all over this area. He was featured in “Trappin” magazine with a picture and article on his catches for the season. It was a national recognition of his trapping abilities.

He was a wood cutter and caretaker of a local farm. He enjoyed taking care of the animals and took pride in how well they always looked. His dog, Poncho, was his constant companion.

He loved the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, trapping and coon hunting were some of his favorite things to do. He and his family spend weekends on the river bank.

He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers, Ernest “Junior,” William, Leo, Charles, Vernon, Danny, Lester and David; a sister, Vivian; a son, Donald “Dune;” and a grandson.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary of the home; a sister, Joyce Carmack of Roby; three sons, Steve Breedlove of the home, Roger Breedlove of Success and Kevin Breedlove of Clarksville, Tenn.; a daughter, Donra McCown of Bucyrus; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Success Baptist Church with Ted Moore and Brother Bob Troutt officiating. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service time.

Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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