Jerry Lee Freeman

August 18, 2019

Jerry Lee Freeman, 71, of Frankfort, died August 18, 2019 at his home.  He was born June 27, 1948 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana to Stacy Freeman & Mary (Norris) Grayson.  He married Margaret Ann Davis on January 5, 1980 and she survives.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was stationed in Japan during Vietnam.  Jerry was a greeter at Wal-Mart for 20 years, and had worked at Old Indiana Amusement Park and Indiana Glass in Dunkirk.  He enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing Yahtzee and was an avid Cubs fan.


Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Noon-2 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Heart of Fire Church, 3000 E. Wabash, Frankfort. Funeral celebration will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Survived by:

Wife: Margaret Freeman of Frankfort, 2 Daughters: Michelle (William) Back of Dunkirk, Ind. and Carrie (Greg) Newsome of Gaston, Ind., Sister: Phyllis (Daniel) McCowan of Redkey, Ind.,3 Brothers-in-Law: Bill (Jasmine) Davis of Holland, MI, Joe (Tamiko) Davis of Holland, MI and Rick (Saundra) Davis of Dunkirk, Ind., Sister-in-Law: Penny Davis of Albany, Ind., 6 Grandchildren: Tyler, Emily & Samantha Back and Jacob, Kyann, & Keegan Newsome.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Donna Speidel and Mary Edwards and 2 brothers, Paul Freeman and his twin, Terry Freeman.


Leave your Condolences

29 Condolences for “Jerry Lee Freeman”

  1. Darla & John Large August 19, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    So sorry to the family of Jerry, he was a very nice guy, welcoming people to Walmart. Praying for all the family..
    John & Darla Large

    • Renee Hodge Pickett August 20, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      I worked with Jerry years ago at Walmart. He was such a nice guy and always had something funny to say. He will be greatly missed. Hugs and prayers to all his family.

  2. Beth Shaff August 19, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We would always talk while we both worked at Wal-Mart. He was a greeter and I did taxes. He will be missed.

  3. Robin Reef August 19, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    I am so sorry of your loss. Jerry loved to tease my family, so I miss having Jerry heckle me when I go into Walmart. He always made me smile.

  4. Gena Carson August 19, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Praying for you Margaret, as you grieve the loss of Jerry. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. Jerry will be greatly missed.

  5. Nina Rice August 19, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Loved working with Jerry and seeing his smiling face these last five years at Walmart. Our normal greeting was a fist bump ever time we saw each other. Will definitely miss his smile. Praying for the family during this difficult time.
    Nina Rice

  6. Susan and Jim Markins August 19, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. Jerry always had a smile on his face. He will be missed, but I know he is dancing in heaven.

  7. Bill & Jenny Mohler August 19, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Margaret, we are sending our love and prayers to you and your family as we are out of town. We both loved Jerry and will miss his awesome smile.

  8. Rhonda Bishop August 19, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    I’m so sorry for the family’s loss. Jerry was always a fun and loving spirit no matter what he was going through. I have fond memories of him that I’ll cherish always. My condolences and my love to you all.

  9. Kim Hurtado August 19, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Sending prayers to the family you are now in Gods hands and no longer suffering. You will be missed and you was loved by many.

  10. Meme Smith August 19, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Margaret. I can’t be at the visitation but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs my sweet friend, your husband was a great man and I will miss him.

  11. Vicki Padron August 19, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    My dear buddy. There will never be another guy who was so genuine and shared his love for our Lord Savior. Everyone who knew him felt like his best friend. He is now running with Jesus.

  12. Becky Edwards Ely August 19, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    My heartfelt condolences, Margaret, girls and entire family. Its been forever since I have seen you guys. I send my deepest sympathy.

  13. Christa Plass August 19, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Margaret, Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Richard Jenkins August 19, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Margaret we are so sorry to hear about Jerry. Alice and I are praying for you and your family.

  15. Lisa August 19, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your father, Carrie. Sending you love and prayers for comfort, my sweet friend. Love, Lisa, James, Cheyanne, Cierra and Chad The Keown’s

  16. Bob and Peaches Kaufman August 19, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Margaret, so sorry to hear about Jerry. Always had a great time when we all bowled. Thinking of you. Love you, Bob and Peaches

  17. Melanie Hamlin August 19, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    So sorry in the passing of your dad Carrie. Praying that you can all be at peace for he is no longer suffering.

  18. Mary Reynolds August 20, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family. I got to know Jerry while he was a Walmart greeter. Always friendly, positive, and had a smile for everyone. Prayers for strength, peace, and comfort to Jerry’s family.

  19. Linda Large August 20, 2019 at 11:13 am

    I so miss him greeting me at Wal-Mart. Was always a kind man and most always had a smile on his face.

  20. Amanda Nightingale August 20, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Jerry was one of the my favorite people. He made work fun & was always kind and helpful. We always picked on each other & when I opened, he always gave me cookies. I can’t say enough good things about him. He was a joy to be around & it was an honor to call him my friend. I pray God comforts us all, especially his wife & family, during this tremendous loss. Go rest high on that mountain my dear friend until we meet again.

  21. Pauletta Grubbs August 20, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Know in your heart that you are and will always be in my prayers. We love you and if we can help you please call. Your family in Christ. Raymond and Pauletta.

  22. Eluzabeth Kelly August 20, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Im so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a very good man . He was a great friend and no matter what was going on he could make you smile. Jerry will truly be missed.

  23. Nancy Wethington August 20, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Dear Margaret, Please know we will never forget you or Jerry. Kenny too was sad to hear this news. He said we will see him in heaven. We will be praying for you and family. See you, here there or in the air….love is all that will remain. Ken, Nancy and Kenny Proverbs 3:5&6

  24. Patty Wilson Williams Stroup August 20, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Margaret, So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing, but know he is dancing on streets of gold! Both of my children, Nick and Mandy were heartbroken to hear this news, and both begin to tell me what a blessing you and Jerry had been to their lives. For that I am eternally grateful. They loved spending the night at your house, and you spoiling them. Thank you so much. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With all our love, Patty, Nick and Mandy

  25. Steve Adams August 21, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Sorry for your loss!
    Steve and Linda Adams & Ashley Siders

  26. Randy and Donna Smith August 21, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Jerry was a very special man who will be missed we love you Jerry. Our love and prayers are with you Margaret .

  27. Beth Sparks August 22, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Love you all Beth, Joe Casey and Evan

  28. Tammy Lashbrook August 22, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I just had back surgery so sorry I missed this. He was a great guy if you need anything just let me know.
    Tammy Lashbrook

  29. Celeste August 23, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great guy. Loved working with him at Wal-Mart. Was always friendly and helpful, especially when he worked back in the Electronic. Department.

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