Virgil E. Breshears Sr., 68, of Lexington, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial was in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Ray County Memorial Hospital Relay for Life.
Born March 3, 1942, in Marshall, he was the son of Harley S. and Norma (Newton) Breshears. On June 30, 1962, he married J. Eilene Harmon who survives of the home. He worked as a police officer for Richmond Police Department from 1976 to 1978, was a police officer for the Lafayette, Colo. Police Department from 1978 to 1989 and was a deputy for the Ray County Sheriff's Department from 1989 to 2001. He was a member of the Missouri Sheriff's Association and was a member of the Ray County Drug Task Force. He attended the Lexington First Baptist Church. He had lived in Richmond and Lafayette, Colo. before moving to Lexington seven years ago.
In addidtion to his wife, he is survived by one son, Virgil E. Breshears Jr. and his wife, Michele, of Lexington; an adopted son, Ron Carper and his wife, Kimberly, of Fairborn, Ohio; one daughter, Mary Teichman of Lexington; two sisters, Dorothy Studler and her husband, Art, of Marshall, and Virginia Jackson of Richmond; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Kay Breshears Carper.
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