Billy Harrison ("Bill") Breazeale, high school Sweetheart and Darling Husband to Geneva; Awesome and Precious Dad to Beverly, Debbie, and Sharon; Loving brother to his Siblings; and a true and kind Friend to many, was veiled into earthly life on his Mother's birthday, 23 March, in the year 1938 in Salina, Oklahoma. He received his unveiling on 24 February 2020 at his home in Claremore, Oklahoma while surrounded by loving Family members.
He began his adult working life at United Industries in Tulsa the day following his high school graduation in 1956, and retired from there in April, 1995. In his spare time, he absolutely LOVED to crappie fish on certain Oklahoma lakes. (We are sorry to inform you, but his favorite fishing spots will henceforth remain undisclosed). After retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his family to many of our gorgeous United States, and loved nothing more than visiting any antique mall or flea market he happened to find to shop for a great deal!
He bought and sold vintage and antique glassware for over 22 years; and absolutely loved nothing more than to haggle with a potential buyer over the selling price of an item! He was VERY GOOD at that! He also loved to sell Porter watermelons every Summer to well over two-thirds of the Rogers County region!
He will be sorely missed by his loving Wife and Help-mate of over 62 years, his one and only Geneva; his daughter Beverly (and husband, Bob) of Bullhead City, Arizona; and daughters Debbie and Sharon of Claremore; “adopted daughter,” Cousin Debbie Jo Breazeale of Seattle, Washington; He is also survived by his siblings: Ray Breazeale (& wife, Betty, of Adair); Barbara Rice (& husband, James, of Pryor); Betty Ledbetter (of the Bentonville, Arkansas area); Carl Breazeale (& wife, Rebecca, of Arcadia, Oklahoma); and Earl Breazeale (of Brazoria, Texas); as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
We weep not for you, Bill, as we know that you are no longer in pain; and are now enjoying your Heavenly Reward with your treasured Mother, Opal L. Breazeale; your two brothers, Leroy and Don; special "Aunt T"; and the Heavenly Host. We will remember you forever with Love and Respect.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10 a.m. in the Shipman’s Funeral Chapel with Reverend Jason Musgrove officiating. Interment will follow in the Adair Cemetery with Josh Salisbury, Joe Salisbury, Wilner Laguerre, Steve Thornton, Justin Turner and Joe Breazeale serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Charles Floyd, Ray Breazeale, Carl Breazeale, Earl Breazeale, Walter Simmons and Ron Henry. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday evening. To leave a personal message to his family, please see his Tribute at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.