ROCKPORT - Forrest R. "Jack" Freshley, 87, of Rockport passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dale with his son by his side.
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Jack was born in Rockport April 26, 1925, to the late Raymond and Nora (Jeffries) Freshley.
Jack served in the United States Army in Germany and France during World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and earned the Combat Infantry Badge, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. He attained the rank of technical sergeant and was a member of the Rockport American Legion Post 254.Â Jack retired from ARKLA in 1975 as an operations foreman.
He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Published in Spencer County Journal-Democrat on Apr. 11, 2013