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James E. Freed

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James E. Freed

WAVERLY: James Edward Freed, 88, of East Fifth, Waverly, Ohio died Friday, October 5, 2012 at Columbus West Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in, Columbus, Ohio He was born December 19, 1923 in Dennison, Ohio, son of the late James Arthur and Florence Evelyn (Bridgeman) Freed.

On December 4, 1971 James was united in marriage to Viola (Lambdin) Powers Freed who survives; Also surviving are two sons, Eugene Erwin and William A. Freed both of Columbus; three daughters, Carol A. Freed Martin and husband Bill, Sandra D. Freed and friend Henry Hatfield both of Columbus, and Mary A. Freed Manter of Oceanside, California; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; two step daughters, Geraldine "Gerri" James and husband Estel of Waverly, Bobby Jean Uhrig of Chillicothe, Ohio; three step sons, Curley Powers and wife Regina, Jerry Eddie Powers and wife Beverly both of Chillicothe, and Garrett Powers and wife Becky of Waterford, Ohio; 14 step grandchildren; and 20 step great grandchildren; a brother, Robert Freed and wife Sylvia of Alexandria, Ohio; a sister, Betty Wright and husband Homer of Columbus; two foster daughters, Ann Powers of Chillicothe, Sue Keppler of Williamsburg, Kentucky;and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents; two sons, Jerry D. Freed and James E. Freed; two sisters, Adeline Page and Naomi Freed; two brothers, Kenneth and Joseph Freed; a step son-in-law, Ronald Uhrig; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Erwin; and a grandson, John Glispy preceded James in death.

James was a retired truck driver for Mason, Dixon, a WWII U.S. Army veteran, a lay leader for Nipgen United Methodist Church and a circuit rider for the United Methodist Churches.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Boyer funeral Home in Waverly, with Rev. Hayden Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Township Cemetery, Bourneville, Ohio with Military graveside services performed by the Ross County Honor Guard.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 ­ 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.


Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Oct. 8, 2012
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