Leonard O. Free Sr.
January 15, 1936 ‒ August 28, 2018
LUCAS: “The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy!” Psalm 126:3
Leonard Omy Free was ushered into the greatest joy as his faith became sight Tuesday, August 28, 2018. He was 82.
He was born January 15, 1936 in Mansfield to parents John & Emma (Steward) Free. He graduated from Lucas High School with the class of 1954.
Leonard worked at General Motors, where he worked for over 44 years.
He attended Lucas Grace Bible Church and was involved in the Lucas Lions Club having earned the Melvin Jones Award.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Mary Ann (Hardin) Free; children Michael Free, Kathryn (J.R.) Gantner, John (Janet) Free, Howard Free and Cherie Free; grandchildren Jeremy (Sarah) Obrecht and Christopher Free; great-grandchild Ashton Obrecht; brothers-in-law James (Carolyn) Hardin, Edward (Carol) Hardin and William (April) Hardin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to his parents, Leonard was preceded in death by son Leonard Free Jr.; grandchild Joshua Obrecht; brother Howard Free; sisters Ada Mae White and Ruth Banks.
Although no public service will be held in Leonard’s memory, his family hopes that you will hold him in your heart as you remember him in your own special way.
Contributions in Leonard’s memory may be made to the Mansfield Salvation Army (47 S. Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902), Lucas Area Food Pantry (252 W. Main St. Lucas, Ohio 44843) or the Alzheimer’s Association (225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601).
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Leonard’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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