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Jack Freeman

Born September 30, 1938

Graveside Service for Jack Frazier Freeman, 81 of Beattyville, KY will be held at 3:00pm at Antioch West Baptist Church in Georgiana, AL. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30pm at Johnson Funeral Home. Jack passed of cancer in his home on September 23, 2020 of 7:30 p.m.

He is survived by his sons Robert Steven Freeman (Beth Mendheim Freeman) and Jack Frazier Freeman Jr.; grandchildren Taylor Freeman, Winston Freeman, Madison Freeman, Candice Brook Murphy, Christoph Brett Freeman and Jeffrey Blake Freeman; eight great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren sisters Carolyn Elizabeth Freeman Hilyer (Earl), Mary Louise Freeman Hilyer (Tommy), and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceeded in death by his wife, Betty Charles; parents Claude Hamilton Freeman and Nellie Adams Freeman; and brothers Claude Edward Freeman and Carl James Freeman.

Jack was born on September 30, 1938 in Greenville, AL to his parents (Father) Claude Hamilton Freeman & (mother) Nellie Adams Freeman. Brothers: Claude Edward Freeman, and Carl James Freeman, Sisters: Carolyn Elizabeth Freeman Hilyer & Mary Louise Freeman Hilyer.

Marriages: Carrie Furr, MS; Gladys Long, OK; Tara Krause, GA; Betty Charles, KY.

His education consisted of W.O. Palmer Elementary School, Baldwin Jr. High, Sidney Lanier High School GED, the ARMY, and two years of college.

Jack Served 20 years in the United States Army and retired as a Master Sergeant. He spent several years in Germany, France, Vietnam, Oklahoma, and Hawaii. He then traveled the U.S. doing research for geneology before settling in Beattyville, KY. Jack was a decorated veteran serving 3 tours to Vietnam and later as a Gulf War Advisor. Awarded with National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one silver star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietname Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Bronze Star Medal with four star oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon "2", and Overseas Service Ribbon "4".

Jack was a member of The American Legion, Shriner's and a Free Mason. He was an active contributor to St. Jude's Hospital, Easter Seals, Hospitalized Veterans, Paralized Veterans of America, Father Flanagan's Boys Home, Boys Town, Ann Arbor Foundation, and to anyone else who may be in need.

Jack enjoyed doing research, NASCAR, Alabama Football, classic country music, bingo, eating out with friends and most of all, his family.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to Johnson Funeral Home by calling (334) 376-2500.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Martha Bishop

September 25, 2020

Jack would always make me CDs and bring them to work for me and always a true gentleman in ever aspect of life . He would always wink and snap and point his finger at me and tell me I was one of his favorites . I for ever will cherish him for all the kind words and the true heart he had . A TRUE MAN OF HONOR .
Love you Jack and for ever miss you

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