George E. Freeman, 92, of Marysville, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at the Arbors of Delaware.
He served his country for nearly 20 years in the U.S. Army, from 1956 until his retirement in1976. He served two tours in Korea and one in Vietnam. While serving in Vietnam, he served at the same time as his son, Ed. Along with his wife Mary, he operated a motel near Newark, a nursing home, a rest home, and also worked as a guard at Honda. He was a member of the D.A.V., the Eagles #3506, the Moose Lodge #1651, where he played Santa for many years. He was also an active member of the Windsor Community Seniors, a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3320 and a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society. He volunteered at the senior center for over 20 years and at Memorial Mobile Meals. George received special recognition for his hard work, dedication and assistance in developing the Dialysis Center in Marysville and was proudly inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame and the Ohio Veteran’s Hall of Fame. He loved animals and also enjoyed playing cards.
Born August 14, 1930 in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late George E. Freeman, Sr. and Ernestein (Halley) Turner. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, George Edward Freeman; grandsons, Jason and Eric Frazier; brothers, Gene and Charles and his sisters, Goldie, Mary, June and Jo Anne.
On December 5, 1950 in Marysville, he married his wife of over 72 years, Mary (Sarver) Freeman, and she survives in Marysville. He is also survived by his children, Cathy Phillips of Middleburg, Larry Freeman and Terry (Daryl) Schindewolf , both of Ostrander, Nancy (Chris) Reams of Bellefontaine and Mark (Joan) Freeman of Manassas Park, VA; grandchildren, Laura Ledley, John and Jeremy Frazier, Laramie Hanson, Dustin, Logan, Alexander, Christopher and James Freeman, Erica Skaggs, Megan Stacey, Adam Tracey Audra DeLeon; 17 great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Monday, August 7, 2023 at the Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery where Military Rites will be conducted by the Union County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions can be made to the Windsor Seniors or Memorial Mobile Meals, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to his family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com