Jason Eugene Freeze

June 2, 1930January 4, 2014
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Salisbury-Jason Eugene Freeze, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, January 4, 2014. After a bravely fought battle with cancer, he passed away at his home, lovingly surrounded by his family. Born June 2, 1930 in Rowan County, Eugene was a son of the late Jason Leslie and Mary Kimball Freeze. A graduate of China Grove High School, Eugene was a lifetime member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church. As a member of the US Navy, he had served our country proudly during the Korean Conflict on board the USS Hamner. After retiring from Fiber Industries, he returned to work as a bus driver for special needs children in Rowan County, a job he dearly loved. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Eugene enjoyed camping and spending time with family at their mountain home.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Leo, Walter and Raymond Freeze and sisters, Ruth Greeson and Frances Holshouser.

Family members left with cherished memories include his wife of 58 years, Peggy Joyner Freeze, who he married December 3, 1955; his son, Randy Freeze (Annette); and his daughter, Kathy Johnson, both of Salisbury; 3 grandsons, Chad Johnson (Laura), of Harrisburg, Jason Johnson of Kannapolis and Josh Johnson, Salisbury; four great-grandchildren, Ashton,Teagan, Logan and Alison; his sisters, Hazel Menius and his twin, Betty Sides (Earl), both of Salisbury.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 5th, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove, and be will at the residence at other times. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM Monday, at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. Joseph Tallent and Rev. Kay Overcash. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military graveside rites.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Rowan, 720 Grove Street, Salsibury, NC 28144 or to Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Rd., CHina Grove, NC 28023.

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The family would like to give a special thanks to Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove for assisting the family and Hospice of Rowan County for the wonderful care they provided.



  • Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 6, 2014

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Alan & Bunni Menius & Family

January 23, 2014

Loved Uncle Eugene & will always miss his presence among us. We love you all & pray for your comfort.

Charles H. Stephanski

January 21, 2014

While I didn't know Jason, having served aboard the HAMNER, I feel a special kinship with a shipmate who has gone to serve with the GREAT Sea Lord. In keeping with Naval traditions, I say: "Fair Winds, and a Following Seas, SHIPMATE"!!
Love, Charles H. Stephanski, USS HAMNER, served 1958 to 1963.

January 6, 2014

I will always remember Buddy and his big white goat that he had. I am sorry I cannot be there today. My love to all the family. Julia Ann Freeze

January 5, 2014

Kathy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I understand a lot of what you are going through because we lost my Mom in Nov. Betty and Earl Sides have been family friends for a long time. I didn't know she had a twin. Your family and you are in my prayers. Love, Lee Ann Hauss

Wanda Whitcomb

January 5, 2014

It is with a heavy heart that I sign this book..My Uncle Eugene is with our Lord Jesus now..He & Aunt Peggy always had an open door to us and anyone...I know that he is joyous in the Lord, but I hope that he misses us a little, as do we him...Miss you much Uncle...Wanda Mae (Joyner)Whitcomb, Deltona, Florida

Robin Burres (Joyner)

January 5, 2014

Irving & Robin Burres (Joyner) We will always remember & miss all the stories he told with Aunt Peggy of the Good Old days when we were young.

Dallas Pridgen Jr

January 5, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.