DENTON — J. Marvin Breeding Sr., of Hickman, near Denton, Maryland, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, Maryland. He was 80 years old.

Born at home in Caroline County, Mr. Breeding was the son of the late George Henry Breeding and Sarah Elizabeth Gardner Breeding. He had attended Caroline High School in Denton.

Mr. Breeding had lived in Caroline County all of his life. He was in the Maryland National Guard from 1960 until 1963. He was a self-employed millwright, owning and operating Mid Shore Construction Co., but had also worked for Fluor Daniels Construction, Bob Breeding General Contractors, Atlantic Coast Construction and the Caroline County Roads Department. He retired in 2003. He was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church in Denton.

Mr. Breeding is survived by his wife whom he married Nov. 28, 1964, Marianna Breeding of Denton; two sons, John Marvin Breeding Jr. (Lora) and Anthony Paul Breeding, both of Denton; two grandchildren, Matthew Breeding (Aly) and Erica Breeding McCready (Mat); and two great-grandchildren, Judson Breeding and Jameson McCready; two sisters, Pauline Lister and Rosemary Lord (Hartman); two brothers, Richard Breeding (Laura) and David Breeding (Donna); and a sister-in-law, Kate Breeding . He was predeceased by a brother, Ray Breeding, and two sisters and their husbands: Elizabeth and Bobby Corkell and Carolyn and Harvey Cashwell; and a brother-in-law, Merle Lister.

There will be a walk-through visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at the Moore Funeral home, P.A. located at 12 S. Second St. in Denton. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at the St. Elizabeth’s RCC on First Street in Denton. The interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family suggests for memorial donations to be sent to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 ( or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 (

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