Mark Leon Breedlove
Mark Leon Breedlove was born October 1, 1954 in Tyler, Texas to Charles & Rita Lynne Breedlove. He grew up in Tyler and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. For several years he was a top salesman with Magnolia Seed and BWI garden supply companies. He first came to love Branson when he worked at Holiday Hills selling timeshares. He then moved back to Texas to operate his antique shop, Breedlove’s Plantiques. Mark met Ed Wirfel in 2009. Over the years Mark and Ed had antique businesses in East Texas, Fort Worth and Ozark, moving to Branson in 2018. Mark was well versed in antiques especially crystal and china pieces. He also had a mind for plants which originated in his family’s nursery business. He could identify any plant or flower and had a home and yard filled with beautiful plants and flowers of many kinds. Mark was also a phenomenal cook and his family lovingly demanded his homemade apricot fried pies to be at any celebration or special occasion. He loved living in this area, attending shows and enjoying all the things Branson has to offer.
After a sudden illness, Mark entered into rest on August 1, 2020 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield at the age of 65.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Breedlove.
Mark is survived by his life partner and longtime caregiver, Edmund Wirfel, Jr. of Forsyth; his mother, Rita Breedlove of Lindale, TX; brother, Chuck Breedlove and his wife Linda of Lindale, TX; sister, Lynne Breedlove Sperry and her husband Dr. Robert Sperry of Tyler, TX; nieces and nephews including Carrie Moseley and husband James, Austin Sperry and wife Sarah and Katie Sperry along with many cousins and friends.
Services will be Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in the First Assembly of God Church, 399 Hwy T, Branson with Dr. Robert Sperry officiating. Burial will follow in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Directors.
Pallbearers are Chuck Breedlove, Dr. Robert Sperry, Austin Sperry, Eric Wirfel, Jim Francis, Keith Bryant and James Moseley.