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Richard Breece

August 15, 1964 — August 10, 2019

Born in Dickson County, TN on August 15, 1964 Departed on August 10, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterMonday August 12, 2019 4:00pm to 7:00pmA Celebration of Life: Hendersonville First Baptist ChurchTuesday August 13, 2019 2:30pmInterment: Sumner Memorial Gardens
Mr. Richard E. Breece

Born in Dickson County, TN on August 15, 1964

Departed on August 10, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Monday August 12, 2019 4:00pm to 7:00pmA Celebration of Life: Hendersonville First Baptist Church Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:30pmInterment: Sumner Memorial Gardens

Richard Eugene Breece, age 54, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at his home.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Amy Sparks Breece, his 5 children Hattie Breece McKinney (McClain), Eli Breece, Ben Breece, Robert Breece, and Will Breece. He is also survived by his parents, Eugene and Barbara Breece, mother-in-law, Willie Mae Sparks, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Janet and David Anglin, and 5 nieces and nephews.

Richard worked for Farm Bureau for 17 years. He loved Jesus, his family, singing and playing music, and the Tennessee Vols. He was a member and deacon at First Baptist, Hendersonville. His children describe him as a passionate, spontaneous, fun, and servant-hearted leader and protector.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 13, at 2:30 pm in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville. Interment will follow in Sumner Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday August 12, from 4 pm until 7 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CrossLife Church (, 4 Wesley Court, Johnson City, TN 37601 or text GIVECL to 206-859-9405

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located 584 Nashville Pike, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

25 Comments Bobby Holley August 12, 2019 at 2:48 pm - Reply

We are heart broken of the passing of Richard. He was a precious man, husband, father and
one of my best friends. It is hard to know the right words of condolences.
We loved him and his family. RIP Richard!

Robert Frazier August 12, 2019 at 3:47 pm - Reply

RIP my Brother!

Ron Starr August 12, 2019 at 3:54 pm - Reply

Sad to hear this. Richard and I were hired at the same time in 2002 with Farm Bureau. What time I spent with him was special. Sorry that I will not be able to attend the services.

Fred Mayberry August 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm - Reply

Fred Mayberry August 12, 2019

Richard was a fighter, and if will and determination could have defeated cancer, he would certainly still be with us.

Eugene, and Barbara and the rest of the family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cousin Fred

Gina Potts August 12, 2019 at 6:09 pm - Reply

So sorry for you loss

Ruth Wright August 12, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply

Amy and Family, we are so sorry in the loss of Richard. He was a kind, dedicated person. We have lots of good memories or him and all your Family at FBC Gallatin, I remember the morning he sang I CAN ONLY IMAGINE AND WHAT A BLESSING IT WAS TO ALL OF US THAT DAY.
He will be missed by all. May the Lord give you much strength and courage at this time.
Love and Prayers, God Bless! Ruth, Jay and Tracy Wright

Gloria Elliott August 12, 2019 at 7:38 pm - Reply

I am so sorry for your loss. It breaks my heart to hear of this. He was a special man and I have enjoyed working with him.

Nella O'Neal August 12, 2019 at 7:47 pm - Reply

I am so sad to hear of Richard’s passing. I don’t know his wife and children, but I know his parents from our office. Please know we are all broken hearted for your
loss. What a blessing that he is with our Lord Jesus Christ! Nella O’Neal, Dr Subir Guha’s office

Tim Poe August 12, 2019 at 9:37 pm - Reply

So sorry for your loss. I met Richard when he was a freshman at APSU so many years ago. God bless you all.

Kendall Brewer August 12, 2019 at 10:17 pm - Reply

Surely the Lord Jesus must have needed Richard and his magnificent soul up in Heaven. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure to know him here on Earth. My sincere condolences to Amy, Eugene, Barbara, and all his children. I had the great fortune to know Richard through coaching his son Eli in basketball. Such a wonderful family that reflected the spirit of their father.

Patti Donegan Corbitt August 12, 2019 at 10:20 pm - Reply

Eugene and Barbara, my heart is breaking for you and Richie's family. God be with you all. Love you.

Thomas Wayne Williams August 12, 2019 at 11:42 pm - Reply

Amy and Family
I am so sorry for your terrible loss. There are no comforting words that I can say to ease your pain and suffering. Richard and your family were always ready
to help me, from pulling my trash can down to the basement to cutting limbs and carrying them to the curb. You were and are good neighbors. I know what it’s
like to your lose your partner and best friend. It is the most awful feeling in the world. I wish for you the very best.

Your Neighbor and Friend
Wayne Williams

Cathy Young August 13, 2019 at 11:31 am - Reply

Amy and dear children we are heartbroken at the loss of Richard. So many wonderful memories of his teaching and music at FBC in Gallatin. He is now at peace receiving his rest and singing with the angels.

Sorry Ray and I will not be able to attend as we are in Florida. Feel our love and prayers at this tremendous loss.

Ray and Cathy Young

Barry Sims August 13, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

I’m so sorry to hear this. A member of our family is gone. Prayers for all the family

Lance Akridge August 13, 2019 at 1:41 pm - Reply

I am so sorry and my prayers are with your family. When our paths crossed, I always enjoyed connecting with him.

Crystal Bennison August 13, 2019 at 3:24 pm - Reply

Praying for the family.

Kelley Jarnigan August 13, 2019 at 3:38 pm - Reply

I am so sorry for your loss and will keep the family in our prayers.

Robert Martin August 15, 2019 at 11:45 pm - Reply



Bobbie Jo Shumake August 16, 2019 at 1:23 pm - Reply

So sorry to hear this news, such a sweet family, prayers to you and your family. The Henry and Ruthie Shumake Family.

Dave Paxton August 18, 2019 at 5:36 pm - Reply

So sorry at this sad news. It hurts my heart for you and the kids.
Dave Paxton

penny greer August 18, 2019 at 8:29 pm - Reply


penny greer August 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm - Reply

Amy, Janet & all of the family:: danny and I are very sorry to hear of Richards passing. It’s hard, Amy, loosing your lIfe partner and soul mate. Mr & Mrs Breece, we have never met but I lost a son too 9 years ago. There are no words to describe what you go through loosing a son. Janet, you were such a kind friend to patrick. Thank you for that, and driving along way for his visitation. Mrs sparks I am so glad they all have you for your loving support and comfort. And all the Breese children, I know your grief is so great. But, as we all know our love ones have relocated to our heavenly home where they will have no more illness and pain. They will be ready to meet us when it is our time to go home. Due to illness I am sorry I could not come and be with all of you. My love & prayers. Penny greer

Becky Dempsey August 19, 2019 at 4:44 pm - Reply

Amy, I want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

Phyllis Shelton and Bill Pomakoy August 19, 2019 at 4:54 pm - Reply

Richard brought the boys to fish in our lake. He never needed to call first or let us know. We loved it when we came home and saw him there with all four boys. Praise God his death was just a transition and he is alive and happy, dancing with Jesus!! Our love to Amy, his parents, and Hattie, Eli, Ben, Robert and Will.

Caroline Sexton May 14, 2020 at 2:11 pm - Reply

I am just learning of Richard’s death now, after attempting to look him up. Richard was my insurance agent and when my late husband died in 2018, he was Johnny-on-the-spot when he heard of his passing, devoted to making sure that everything was all right for my son and me. He prayed with me, he made sure that the house insurance was the best and cheapest it needed to be until it was sold. My last interaction with Richard must have been just weeks before his passing, when he told me that he was retiring as the cancer was back. He expressed such gratitude at being given those many decades of life and family love after his first diagnosis. G-d bless him.

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