JW Break was born the son of Samuel Nathan Break and Ruthie Pearl Byers Break on May 24, 1937, in Hardy, Arkansas, and departed this life October 9, 2016, at his home in Thayer, Missouri.
He was united in marriage on May 31, 1958, in Hardy, Arkansas to Imagene Rutledge.
He is survived by his wife, Imagene Break , of the home in Thayer, Missouri; one daughter, Jaylene Ryan and husband, Bobby Ryan, Jr. of Thayer, Missouri; two sons, Danny Break of Thayer, Missouri, and Terry Break of Lead Hill, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Bobby Gene Ryan, III and wife, Rebecca of Koshkonong, Missouri, Amber Break of Harrison, Arkansas, Angel Break of Harrison, Arkansas and Tara Moss of Colorado; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Doyle Break of Wirth, Arkansas; one sister, Ima Bolton of Warrensburg, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Ruthie Break; one granddaughter, Amanda Faith Ryan; three brothers, Oliver, Johnnie and Carl Break; two sisters, Eula May Break and Mary Break and one infant sister, Vicky Break.
JW was a faithful member of Midway Pentecostal Church. He and was a well-known barber in this area for over forty years and was a great witness for the Lord while barbering.
JW enjoyed life, his family, especially his grandchildren, his church and his customers. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Bobby Ryan, Jr., Brother Anthony Woods and Brother Charles Barnett officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 11th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.