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Eldon Joseph (Jim) FREEMAN

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FREEMAN, Eldon Joseph "Jim" 88, of Springfield, passed away at 8:06 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014 in his residence. He was born in Springfield on May 24, 1926 the son of Eldon P. and Mary Margaret (Bentz) Freeman. He retired as a Captain from the Springfield Fire Division in 1981 after 31 ½ years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he volunteered as a server. He also was a member of the I.A.F.F. retiree's, Elks Lodge, Buckeye Lodge, the U.S. LST Association and was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Joan L. (Burk); eight children and spouses, Cindy (Ron) Price, Joe (Melinda) Freeman, Tom (Lori) Freeman all of Springfield, Terri (Steve) Williams of Beavercreek, Ohio, Anne Amato of Springfield, Mark Harris of Covington, Ohio, Steve Harris of Kettering, Ohio and Pat (Mary) Harris of Clear Lake, Texas; two brother-in-laws, Bill Tener of Beckley, West Virginia and Tony Amicon of Springfield; 23 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Ann (Amicon), son, John F. Harris, sister, Rita M. Tener and grandson, Tim Price. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday (today) in CONROY FUNERAL HOME with a firefighter turnout at 7:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Excelsior Project, 2116 Parr Drive, Springfield, Ohio 45503 or Community Mercy Hospice. Friends are welcome to join the family at the Elks Lodge following the services at the cemetery.

Published in Springfield News-Sun on Sept. 3, 2014
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