American Veteran 01

Herbert Lee Freeman

February 14, 1929 ~ March 30, 2022 (age 93)

Obituary


Herbert L. Freeman, was born in Moatsville, WV, on Valentine’s Day of 1929. Herb’s early years were spent on the family farm with twelve brothers and sisters. In his youth he was an avid baseball player and in later years became a huge fan of all things “baseball.” Herb served two years in the United States Army and during that time he married the love of his life, Ruth Phillips. They were married on Easter Sunday, 1953. After his time in service, he and Ruth moved to Ohio where he was employed at the Ford Stamping Plant in Walton Hills, and subsequently started a family. He and Ruth came to know Christ at their home church, the Akron Baptist Temple, where they attended for many years. After retirement, Ruth provided him with an extensive “honey-do” list, which occupied much of his time! He also took great pleasure in visiting friends in Ohio and his many trips back to West Virginia. As a Christian man, he was a good husband, a good father, a good provider, and good grandfather. And, he loved babies! Herb could charm a baby like no one else!

 Herb is preceded in death by parents, Coda and Hazel Freeman; wife, Ruth E. Freeman; siblings, Ramon Freeman, Paul Freeman, Robert Freeman, Doris Streets, Betty Frey, Colleen Frey, Tommy Freeman, Juanita Freeman, Anna Lou Shaw, and Kenneth Freeman. He is survived by sons, Mike (Karen) Freeman and Mylon (Lisa) Freeman; grandchildren, Mikey (Alicia) Freeman, Whitney (Jonathan) Erickson, Cody Freeman and Chloe Freeman; great-grandchildren, Harper, Olive, and Yuri; siblings, George Freeman, Richard Freeman, and Sammy Freeman; and many nieces and nephews.

 The family wishes to thank Liberty Residence in Wadsworth, and Barberton ManorCare (Promedica) for their excellent care and kindness. Herb believed in giving locally; to his church, the Salvation Army and First Glance Student Center. Memorial gifts may be made to the Salvation Army, 190 S. Maple Street, Akron, OH 44302 or First Glance Student Center, 943 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, OH, 44314. 

Friends may call at the Prentice Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, on Sunday, April 3, 2022 from 2 to 4 pm. Service will be immediately following at 4 pm. Calling hours and burial will follow in Belington, WV. 
 

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Sunday
April 3, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prentice Funeral Home
1154 Kenmore Boulevard
Akron, OH 44314

Funeral Service
Sunday
April 3, 2022

4:00 PM
Prentice Funeral Home
1154 Kenmore Boulevard
Akron, OH 44314

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