Dennie "Red" Breeding

February 20, 1932 ~ March 6, 2020 (age 88)


Dennie “Red” Breeding, 88, of Bardstown, passed away Friday March 6, 2020 at Forest Springs in Louisville.  He was born February 20, 1932 in Letcher County, KY.  He devoted his early years in farming, and coal mining, but spent most of his life in construction by owning and operating Dennie Breeding Construction and Breeding Brothers Construction Companies.  He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend, and was of the Baptist faith.


He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Allie Breeding; two brothers, John L. Breeding, and Bill Breeding; and sister, Allie Deacon.


He is survived by his two daughters, Donna (Steve) Rivette of Louisville, and Debbie (Danny) Wright of Cox’s Creek; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest (Kay) Breeding of Campbellsville, Bobby Breeding of Beckley, West Virginia, and J.R. (Elaine) Breeding of Bardstown; two sisters-in-law, Betty Breeding of Fern Creek, and Elaine Breeding of Elizabethtown; and several nieces and nephews.


His funeral service will be 11:00 am Monday March 9, 2020 at Barlow Funeral Home, with burial in Bardstown Cemetery.  Rev. Rodney Lynch will officiate.  Visitation will be 12 – 5 pm Sunday March 8 and 9 – 11 am Monday March 9 at Barlow Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may go to Humane Society of Nelson County.

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March 8, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Funeral Service
March 9, 2020

11:00 AM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

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