Gary L. Freed, age 78, passed away April 27, 2021, at 2:20 am, at the Shawnee Manor Nursing Home. Gary was born February 3, 1943, in Lima, OH, to Ben and Fern O. (Johnson) Freed who preceded him in death. On December 17, 1960, he married Carole E. (Scott) Freed who survives in Lima.
Gary had worked in the I and R department for United Telephone Services in Lima for 19 years. In 1985, he moved to Miami, FL where he took a position as onsite manager with Riviera Park from which he retired in 2006. Then he and his wife moved back to the Lima area and in retirement he took a part-time position as a car transporter with Raabe Ford. Gary liked the Cleveland Browns and watching NASCAR.
In addition to his wife, Gary is survived by his 2 daughters: Summur Moor and Shawna (Dwight) Lewis both of Lima, OH, a grandson, Ryan Parker, and a brother, Larry Freed of Lima, OH. He was preceded in death by 4 siblings: Jeanne Dellinger, Ronald Freed, Bob Freed and Carol Fowler.
There will be a graveside service held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm in Gethsemani Cemetery, Mausoleum. Officiating the service will be Rev. Bryan Bucher. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wilds @ P.O. Box 400, Powell, OH 43065 or the Arbor Day Foundation @ 211 N. 12th St. #501, Lincoln, NE 68508. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.