HOT SPRINGS - Roger H. Breedlove, Jr., age 65 of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 17, 2016.
He was born on October 10, 1951, in White Hall, the son of Harry R. Breedlove, Sr. and Betty Jewell Moncrief Breedlove.
On September 21, 1984, he married Gayla Robnett.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Patrick Breedlove.
Roger played football for White Hall School and was the co-valedictorian of the 1969 graduating class. He then went to receive a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from State College of Arkansas, now the University of Central Arkansas.
Roger’s first job was managing KOTN in Pine Bluff and was solely instrumental in getting Elvis Presley to perform in Pine Bluff for two nights. His lifelong career since then has been the general contractor for Delta Steel Company in Pine Bluff and Erection Specialists in Hot Springs. His hobbies included Arkansas Razorback football and basketball, Dallas Cowboys football, playing pool and he was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Gayla Robnett Breedlove of Hot Springs; two sisters, Mary Ann Scoggin of Pine Bluff and Sue Chandler of Jefferson; five nephews; two nieces; five great-nephews; one great-niece; and numerous friends in Hot Springs, Stuttgart and all across the state of Arkansas.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 22, 2016 in the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Jonathon Beyer officiating.
Interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Lone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Pallbearers will be Scott Myers, Walter Slaight, Billy Gilbert, John Ed Ray, Wayne Kizer and Steve Lewis.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 628 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, Ark. 71901.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.