Edward Breeden Liles II, of Brunswick, Ga., died peacefully on July 10, in Shreveport, La., from injuries sustained in an automobile wreck.
He was born on May 6, 1943, in the old hospital in Brunswick to Edward B. Liles of Bennettsville, S.C., and Betty Parker Liles of Brunswick.
He lived a happy life in the South End with good schooling beginning with Mrs. Tuten’s kindergarten and graduating from Glynn Academy in 1961, before entering The Citadel. He graduated with a BA degree in istory and was commissioned in the Army as a Second Lieutenant. He served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant. He returned to Brunswick where he met his future wife Margaret – an Australian. They have a daughter, Melissa Ritchie, who lives in Wollongong, Australia, and is a renowned and talented commercial artist now raising her own family. She has long enjoyed Breeden’s undying affection even though living apart. He has also been a good grandfather to her two sons, Beau and Jack.
Breeden received training at the culinary program at College of Coastal Georgia, earning the distinction of “Certified Chef.” He won the first Brunswick Stew cook off and had his recipe published in Southern Living magazine.
To the good fortune of others, Breeden liked to surprise and delight his friends with his own BBQ sauce, BBQ pork, Brunswick Stew and smoked hams and turkeys.
Breeden was a resourceful and courageous man with the ability to work in a number of industries including hospitality, automotive, home repair and as crew on a seagoing tugboat. He even put in a little time on an Australian chicken ranch (to be nearer to Melissa) and yet still enjoyed good fried chicken.
He was a loyal friend and a kind and generous person with a range of interests, most notably his cats. He fed, doctored and loved many cats and not just those of his own. If there had ever been a choice to make the cats would have come first.
Breeden is survived by grandsons, Beau and Jack; faughter, Melissa (Jaye); first cousin, Andy Hall; a myriad of cousins around South Georgia; and devoted friends throughout Glynn County.
Besides the charity of one’s own choice, memorials to advance animal welfare would be appreciated.
Further remembrances will be announced.
Posted in: The Brunswick News
Posted on: 2022-07-14
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