William Maurice Breitschopf known as Reesie by family and friends was born on September 1, 1958, in Gonzales, Texas to William Richard and JoAnn (Bullard) Breitschopf. He died on November 19, 2021 in Gonzales, Texas.
He grew up in Gonzales, graduating from Gonzales High School in 1976. After graduation he attended Technical School in Waco, Texas studying diesel mechanics. He joined the Army and became a track vehicle mechanic at Fort Knox Kentucky. He was a member of the Army National Guard for 6 years. He worked a variety of jobs over his lifetime, butcher and barbecuing at the family owned Breitschopf Grocery and Market, mechanic with Ford Motor Co., oilfield with Nowsco, Halliburton, Western Co. of NA and South Texas Tongs, truck driver, long and short haul, bread delivery man with Richter’s Bakery, salesperson and he enjoyed all of them. His final job was transport driver with Johnson Oil Company.
He was blessed with three children, Holly, Doug, and Garrett Breitschopf. He loved traveling and camping, visiting New Mexico, Las Vegas, and various state parks in the great state of Texas. He was a Boy Scout leader, never missing a meeting or campout. He loved telling stories, offering guidance, or just listening. He always gave 110% to whatever he was doing whether it was learning a new skill or supporting family. He enthusiastically supported his extended family in all their activities. He especially enjoyed cooking and barbecuing for family and friends. He was always there to give a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He was always upbeat but did not hesitate to tell you like it was and he was usually right.
Reesie was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie and Hattie Breitschopf, Claud and Pauline Bullard, his father, William Richard Breitschopf, father-in-law, Porter Ray Beeson and brother-in-law, Doug Beeson.
Reesie is survived by his wife, Mandy Breitschopf, his mother JoAnn Breitschopf, his sister, Cindy Davis, two brothers, David and Tim Breitschopf (Lisa), his three children, Holly, Doug and Garrett Breitschopf, grandchildren, Lane, Tyler, Tinsley and Rayder Breitschopf, nieces, Fallyn Williamson, Lacey Salazar and Whitney Breitschopf, nephews Brandon Thibodaux and Ty Breitschopf, sister in laws, Cindy Cotner and Kim Pillatzke (Brian), brother-in-law Porter Beeson and ten grand nieces and nephews.
His family would like to thank the Elora Hospice and The Heights Nursing Home for making his transition from earth to heaven as comfortable as possible and for the support given to all his family.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 18 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church.
Donations in Reesie’s honor may be made to boy Scout Troop 262 or the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.
Services are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home.