Earl Irwin Freeman

February 15, 2012 ‒ November 29, 2012

Delaware, Ohio

Earl Irwin Freeman, aged 71, of Delaware, died Thursday, Novemeber 29, 2012 at his residence while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born February 15, 1941, in Delaware, to the late Irwin Phillip and Ruth (Helman) Freeman. Born and raised in Delaware, Earl graduated from Willis High School in 1959. A dedicated worker, he was a truck driver most of his life, retiring from Oberfields Trucking after 24 years.

Earl enjoyed camping and the outdoors. A true perfectionist, he was known for his elaborate masonry work in his construction and landscaping projects. Earl was also a founding member of the “Whatever You Think It’s Worth” Breakfast.

He is survived by his children, Earl (Darelene) Freeman, Jr. of Bellefontaine, Vicky (Bob) Mathews of Delaware, Tony (Kelly) Freeman of Centerburg, Tammy (John) Ross of Centerburg; siblings, Theresa (Dave) Miller, John Freeman, Joyce Caudill, Candy (Bill) Walker; step sisters, Loree (Bob) Curren, Brenda (Jack) Monk; 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his step mother, Grace Freeman.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William Street, Delaware where a funeral service will be held 11 AM Monday with Pastor Lucian Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Green Mound Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to John Freeman’s Whatever You Think It’s Worth Breakfast, c/o Delaware Hardware Exchange, 141 South Sandusky Street Delaware, OH 43015.

Condolences may be expressed and memories may be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com