ROBERT E. FREE, age 81, of Washington CH, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:50 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
He was born on October 9, 1938 in Ross County, Ohio to Marvin and Nannie (Clagg) Free. He was a 1957 graduate of Madison South High School. He worked for thirty-plus years at Marting Manufacturing Company, Advanced Auto Parts, and retired from Bumpus Trucking. Robert loved doing small engine repairs and riding his four-wheeler but most of all he enjoyed being with his family. Robert married his childhood sweetheart N. Marilyn Vaughn on March 1, 1958. They were married fifty-four years until her passing on August 31, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Wendell Free, and John Lytle.
Survivors include his children, Nancy J. (Brian) Breedlove of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Robert E. (Karri) Free of South Salem, Ohio. Bob took great pride in and love for his five grandchildren; Justin L. Free (Zach), Slater C. Free, Sarah E. Free, Brock E. Free and Rhett E. Free. He is further survived by sisters-in-law Luane Free of Michigan, Jacquie Lytle of Springfield, Ohio, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
A graveside committal service will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Good Hope Cemetery
Bob’s family wishes to thank friends and family for their love and support. Bob often expressed his gratitude and shared how blessed he felt by the people in his life.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Summers Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.summersfuneralhome.com
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