Truman Perry Freeman

February 23, 1936 ‒ July 20, 2005

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Truman P. Freeman, 69, of Bollinger Road, Bellville, died Wednesday morning July 20, 2005 in his home.

Following his courageous battle with prostate cancer, Truman has now left us, to be in the presence of the Lord.

He was born February 23, 1936 in Bellville to Glenn P. and Doris (Saul) Freeman, and was graduated from Bellville High School in 1956.

Truman enlisted with the US Navy, serving four years.

A lifelong Bellville resident, Truman worked as a construction electrician with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local #688, retiring in 1997.

He was a member of Bellville United Methodist Church, where he had served as a trustee, as well as on the Pastor Parish Relations committee. After attending an Emmaus Walk, he served on the Heart of Ohio Emmaus Walk Teams and Board.

Truman was a member of Irvin Hiskey Post #535 American Legion, William O. Naylor Post#43 AMVETS, and Bellville Lions Club.

He co-founded the Bellville Pony Football League, was a Cub Scout Master and Assistant Boy Scout Master with Troop #126.

An active fisherman, since his retirement, he became an avid golfer, and was often seen on his Honda Scooter.

Truman volunteered his skills as an electrician at the Butler Clearfork Adult Center, and founded a Tuesday morning breakfast support group for prostate cancer survivors. From these dedicated individuals, he developed a core group of friends and comrades.

He is survived by his wife Judith (Barr) Freeman, whom he married December 21, 1958; four sons and three daughters-in-law Alan and Gretchen Freeman of Dunkirk, Maryland, David Freeman of Bellville, Frank and Olga Freeman of Naples, Florida, and Adam and Airika Freeman of Bellville; grandchildren Ashley Freeman, Jarrod Freeman, Heath Freeman, Juan Gomez, Juliana Gomez, and LiAnna Freeman; a brother and sister-in-law Mark and Linda Freeman of Lexington; two sisters Ruth Snavely of Bellville and Dorothy Spencer of North Fort Myers, Florida, a sister-in-law Lena Freeman of Bellville; a brother-in-law Russell Miller of Galion; his mother-in-law Mary Castetter of Lexington; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother John Freeman and a sister Helen Miller.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 22, 2005 from 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Visitation continues Saturday, the half hour prior to the 11 am funeral service in the funeral home. Pastor Jerry Wolleson will officiate. Burial will follow Oak Grove Memorial Park, where American Legion Post #535 will hold graveside military honors.

Memorial contributions to Bellville United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society, or Southern Care Hospice may be made at the funeral home.