James Ronald Breedlove, 68, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. He was the son of the late Lt. Commander (USN) James D. Breedlove of San Antonio, Texas and the late Mary Ann Breedlove of Indian Head Park, Illinois. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan Smith Breedlove, his daughters and sons- in- law, Kimberly Denise and Bryan Bryant of Franklin, North Carolina and Kerry Anne and Ross Fowler of Marietta, Georgia. He had six grandchildren Zackary Lewis Bryant, Hailey Denise Bryant, Nathan James Bryant, Bailey Madison Bryant, Starley Ann Fowler and Bexley Lillie Fowler. He is also survived by his step-mother, Colonel (USAF Ret.), Norma V. Breedlove, of San Diego, California. He proudly served his country as a Drill Sergeant with the 78th Lightning Division, United States Army Reserve, from 1969 to 1976, attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. Mr. Breedlove attended Texas A. & M., Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and Rider College. He was known as an expert in the cordage industry. He was plant manager and vice president of manufacturing at Wall Industries in Beverly, New Jersey and Elkin, North Carolina, Vice President of Manufacturing at New England Ropes in New Bedford, Massachusetts, director of Southern Operations at Samson Ocean Systems in Anniston, Alabama, Vice President of Quality Control and Global Sourcing at the Lehigh Group in Macungie, Pennsylvania. He was currently consulting for his company, The Cordage Authority, in China and at Garware-Wall Industries in Puna, India. He traveled the world extensively for his profession. Arrangements are being handled by South Care Cremation and Funeral Society, Marietta.
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