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Spec Breed

Rolla “Spec” Byron Breed Jr., 95, of Paris passed away on Monday July 15, 2013 in Danville. He was born on April 4, 1918 in Greenridge to his parents Rolla and Ona (Kopf) Breed Sr. He was the owner and operator of Spec’s Barber Shop in Paris and was a United States Army Veteran of WWII. Spec was instrumental in bringing the Paris Boys and Girls Club to Paris. He worked with the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club to open the first satellite location and help coordinate the building of the baseball fields where they are still in use today.

Spec is preceded in death by his parents, Rolla and Ona Breed Sr.; wife Mary Ann Breed; sisters, Lelah McConnell and Melba Beard and brother Harvey Nelson Breed.

Spec is survived by one daughter, Judy Jenkins and husband Jack of Danville; three sons, Rolla Mel Breed and wife Wilma of Fort Smith, Rex Breed and wife Ramona of Fort Smith, and Scott Breed and wife Kimberly of Paris; sister, Loreen Thomas of El Paso, Tex.; brother, John Scott Breed of Pittsburg, Calif.; ten grandchildren, Mark Breed of Mission Viejo, Calif., David Breed of Fort Smith, Kris Coulbourn of Fort Smith, Jeri Dennis of Danville, Heather Steadham of Italy, Stacey Heston of Fort Smith, Dallas Breed of Hawaii, Mason Breed of Las Vegas, Nev., Schuyler Breed of Maui, Hawaii and Austin Breed of Paris; and twelve great grandchildren.

Memorial service was held at 2 p.m., on Monday, July 22, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Paris. Burial of cremated remains was in Oakwood Cemetery with Military Honors under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Sign online guestbook at

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