Earl Irwin Freeman, 71, of Delaware, died Thursday (Nov. 29, 2012) at his residence while surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Delaware, to the late Irwin Phillip and Ruth (Helman) Freeman. Born and raised in Delaware, Earl graduated from Willis High School in 1959. A dedicated worker, he was a truck driver most of his life, retiring from Oberfields Trucking after 24 years. Earl enjoyed camping and the outdoors. A true perfectionist, he was known for his elaborate masonry work in his construction and landscaping projects. Earl was also a founding member of the "Whatever You Think It's Worth" Breakfast.
He is survived by his children, Earl (Darelene) Freeman Jr. of Bellefontaine, Vicky (Bob) Mathews of Delaware, Tony (Kelly) Freeman of Centerburg and Tammy (John) Ross of Centerburg; siblings, Theresa (Dave) Miller, John Freeman, Joyce Caudill and Candy (Bill) Walker; stepsisters, Loree (Bob) Curren, Brenda (Jack) Monk; and nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his stepmother, Grace Freeman.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Lucian Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Green Mound Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to John Freeman's Whatever You Think It's Worth Breakfast, c/o Delaware Hardware Exchange, 141 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015.
Condolences may be expressed and memories may be shared by visiting snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Dec. 1, 2012