Kenneth Ralph “Ken” Freeman, 70, of Carnesville, passed away Wednesday morning, July 27, 2016, at his home.
Born March 26, 1946, in Dallas, NC, he was the son of the late Charles and Evelyn Joyce Huffsticker. He was the brother of the late Ricky, Tim, Curtis, and Donald Freeman. He was the step-father of the late Jimmy Thomas. He was a owner operator truck driver for 43 years. During that time he drove for Mercer Transport for 24 years, and Ruan Transport. In his driving career he achieved the 3 million miles driven. A proud Vietnam War veteran of the U S Navy, he was a rescue specialist aboard Helicopter Rescue Team. During his 10 year career he served in Vietnam, Roda Spain, San Diego, California, and Iceland, on 4 different aircraft carriers. He was a member of the NRA, profound story teller, and avid collector of friends. He had a great passion for his family and as a foster father, and being a member of the Middle River Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Joyce Canady Freeman; beloved foster children; step son and daughter in law, Willie and Charlotte Thomas, Carnesville; granddaughters, Emily Thomas, Amy Thomas, Shaia Maynard, and Summer Old; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Sue Freeman, Simpsonville, SC, and Chic and Debra Freeman, St Cloud FL; sisters and brother-in-law, Joyce and Randy Wells, Tarpon Springs Fl, and Marlene Shepard, Port Richey, FL.
Services will be Saturday morning at 10am at the Middle River Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Garrett, Rev. Kenny Davison, and Rev. Kaylan Hughes. Interment will be in the Lavonia City Cemetery.
The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family is at the home. They will receive friends from 6 until 8pm Friday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at ginnfuneralhome.com.