George E. “Ed” Freeman

September 06, 1951 ‒ October 30, 2013

Johnstown, Ohio, Formerly Sunbury, Ohio

George E. ”Ed” Freeman, age 62, of Johnstown, formerly of Sunbury, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 6, 1951, in Delaware, to George Edgar and Mary Jane (Saver) Freeman.

A graduate of Richwood High School, George went on to serve his country in the US Army during Vietnam. He worked for many years as a supervisor for Nestles’ until their closing and then with the Bayer Corp. in Heath. George was a member of the VFW Post 8736 in Sunbury where he active in the Honor Guard. He was also a member of the Combat Infantryman’s Association.

An avid sports fan, George cheered on the Cincinnati Reds, Bengals and OSU Buckeye Football and Basketball, often taking over the TV during each sports season. He loved to tinker in the garage, building different knickknacks with his special little great nephew, Camden. He was a true family man who enjoyed time spent with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife and love of his life, Mary Ann (Johnson) Freeman of Johnstown; parents, George and Mary Jane Freeman of Marysville; son, James (Melony) Freeman; daughter, Audra (Joey) Deleon, all of California; daughter, Laura Amber (Jason) Ledley of Raymond; brothers, Mark (Joan) Freeman of Virginia; Larry Freeman of Ostrander; sisters, Cathy Phillips of Middlesburg; Nancy (Chris) Reames of Bellefontaine; Terry (Darryl) Schindewolf of Ostrander; 11 grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, additional family and friends.

Friends may call 2-4 PM Sunday, November 3, 2013, at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury, with services at 4:00 PM, Pastor Scott Lewald presiding, followed by a brief Combat Infantryman’s Association service with Military Honors rendered by VFW Post 8736. Services conclude at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio or the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.