Horace J. "Jack" Freeman
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Horace J. "Jack" Freeman, of Springfield, 89, died at 12:57 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at St. John's Hospice, surrounded by his family.
He was born April 16, 1925, in Dawson, Ill., to George and Fallis Garlits Freeman. He married Frances L. Thoele on April 17, 1948, and she preceded him in death on June 14, 2005.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Clell Freeman; sister, Judith Hulett; and sister-in-law, Nancy Freeman.
He is survived by his daughter, Karen (Gregory) Sparks of Pleasant Plains; two grandchildren, Nathaniel Sparks and Amanda Sparks; two sisters, Georgia Hollenbeck and Connie Peavy; two brothers, Roger (Diane) Freeman and Curtman Freeman; sister-in-law, Phyllis Freeman; brother-in-law, Harold Hulett; and several nieces and nephews.
Jack was a resident of Springfield most of his life and member of St. Frances Cabrini Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring as a supervisor.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home with prayer service at 4 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at St. Frances Cabrini Church with the Rev. Richard Chiola officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Frances Cabrini Church or St. John's Hospice.
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