Iris Morris “Buddy” Breece, 74, of Mooresville, N.C., went home peacefully on May 16, 2021, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C.

He was born September 15, 1946, in Sneads Ferry, N.C., to the late Iris M. Breece and Sally (nee Stroud) Davis. He was a commercial fisherman by trade and by heart.

In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his sister, Marion (Breece) Cribb.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda J. (Slepin) Breece; children, Iris M. Breece III, Robert D. (Sandy) Breece and Nathan A. (Stacy) Breece; grandchildren, Sam and Faith; brothers, Johnny (Kay) Davis and Mike (Cindy) Davis; nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Zoey the dog.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at the Cove Church in Mooresville. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Breece family. Condolences may be made to the family at