Saturday, November 5, 2011

Foy E. Freeman (1916-2005)

Obituary for Foy E. Freeman
Published: Sunday, April 10, 2005

Foy E Freeman, 88, of Lubbock, died Friday, April 9, 2005 at his residence.

Celebration of Life services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2005 at Monterey Church of Christ with Rische Beeson officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Foy E. Freeman was born July 29, 1916 in Coolidge to Henry and Vera (Ragsdale) Freeman. Foy was raised in Dry Prong, LA, and he entered the US Army in 1940, serving in World War II. After his discharge, he was a reservist. He married Ellen Anderson on April 26, 1944 in Odessa. Foy was recalled to the Army in 1950 to serve in the Korean War. He began his career in construction in Odessa after his last discharge. He worked two years in Albuquerque, NM and moved to Lubbock in 1966. He worked for H. C. Lewis construction until his retirement in 1988. He was known as a Master Carpenter and Mill Worker. Foy enjoyed building furniture, fishing and traveling with Ellen. Foy was a member of the Monterey Church of Christ of Lubbock a nd the Carpenter's Union.

Foy is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Freeman of Lubbock; children, Janetta Tradup of Lubbock and Sheri and Larry Vandiver of Lubbock; grandchildren, Kristy Vineyard, Gregory Tradup, Stacey Parrish, Jennifer Davison, John Vineyard, Kevin Klose and Mason Klose; great-grandchildren, Chelsea McClure, Alexis Parrish, Hunter Davison, Bailey Vineyard, Raegan Vineyard and Blake Klose.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lubbock Children's Home or Hospice of Lubbock.

Source:  Lubbock Online:  Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,, accessed 4 November 2011

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