Jack Riley Freeze, of Aldrich departed this life on Saturday, Sept. 4, in his home at the age of 85.
He was born in Dade County on Jan. 17, 1936, the son of James and Lyndell Freeze. Jack was a graduate of Dadeville High School’s class of 1954.
Some time after high school, Jack became employed with what was the Quinn Coffee Company in Springfield, Missouri. There, he made many friends. He later retired from that company after 39 years.
Jack was a firm believer in Jesus Christ. He served as a deacon for the Bona Church of Christ ever since the 1970’s. His word was as firm as his deeds.
Jack loved his family and loved spending time with them. He especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and spending time with them on the farm.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene Freeze; one son, Jay Freeze and wife Penny; daughter-in-law, Leah Freeze; two brothers, Jimmy Freeze and Joe Freeze; one sister, June Beach; three grandchildren, Cody and Allison Freeze, Julie and Andrew Vanhooser, and Kyle and Mati Freeze; and two great-grandchildren, Everly and Ila Freeze.
Preceding him in death were his parents, James and Lyndell Freeze; one sister, Mary Anna Freeze; one son, Jackie Freeze; and one grandson, Caleb Freeze.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Bona Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, friends and family are welcome to view and pay their respects at their convenience on Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Greenfield Funeral Chapel, and a walk-through on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bona Church of Christ.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home. Online condolences may be shared at greenfieldfuneralchapel.com. Services are under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.