Walter Freely


FREELY, Walter "Lloyd" 84, of Tampa, died March 14, 2011. Born and raised near Vardaman, MS in March of 1927, he was a teacher for over 35 years, retiring after spending most of those years with the Hillsborough County Schools system as a vocational agriculture teacher assigned to MacDonald Training Center, where he established a plant nursery in 1967. A veteran of WWII, Mr. Freely spent a year following the war in Northern Italy with the 88th Inventory Division and also was a world traveler who visited all over the U.S. and foreign countries. He was a Baptist and held several positions in many social organizations. He was president of Bachelors and Bells Singles Club for 2 years. Lloyd is survived by his daughter, Melisa Stone; 3 grandchildren, Jamie and Ben Walden and Brittany Cantin; 2 great-grandchildren, Ashtun and Kaelyn Cantin; and his older brother, Louie Freely from Mississippi. A graveside service will be conducted 2:30 pm today, March 23, 2011, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 am at the funeral home. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home 813-237-3345

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 23, 2011
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