James L. Freeze, Sr.
March 15, 1932 -- September 27, 2019
James L. Freeze, Sr., 87, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at 5:35
pm on Friday, September 27, at Hospice House of Center for
Hospice Care, Elkhart. He was born on March 15, 1932 in Shady
Grove, TN, to Andrew Jackson and Bertha (Caldwell) Freeze. In
May 1952 in Elkhart he married Phyllis Ann Waltz, she passed away
June 28, 1979; then on September 23, 1989 in Burks Hollow, TN he
married Billie Jo Burks, she survives. Survivors in addition to his
wife are five children, Marla (Michael) Covey of Chesterfield, VA,
James (Deb) Freeze, Jr. of Middlebury, Linda (Ed) Rogers of
Elkhart, Sherry Krask of Elkhart, Terry (Amanda) Pierce of Union,
MI; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great great
grandson and a sister, Ione Burks of Elkhart. He was preceded in
death by his parents; first wife; two sisters, June Eis and Jean
Fuller and a brother, Bill Freeze. James had worked for Taylor
Products, Elkhart for 20 years and then became an over the road
truck driver delivering mobile homes for over 20 years. He was a
US Army Veteran serving in the 45th Infantry during the Korea War.
He enjoyed gardening, bird hunting, and raising farm animals at his
residence. His greatest joy in life was his family, especially his
grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on Monday
September 30, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main
Street Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to
the 11:00 AM funeral service on Tuesday, October 1, at First United
Methodist Church, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by
Pastor Ron Russell. Burial, with military graveside services, will be
in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bristol. Memorials may be given to Soldiers
Angels or Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart. Online condolences
may be offered at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.
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Dear Marla and Family, I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. I know
how close you were to him. Praying God's peace and comfort for
From: Loretta Allard
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We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was such a nice person and the
times we met he was always smiling, I know he will be missed.
Love you guys and prayers for yall!
From: Randy and Marie Blurton
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Condolences to the Billie and family. You will be missed Uncle Jim.
From: Andy and Elaine - OKC, OK
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I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the Freeze family
for their loss.
From: Michael Stiffler
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So sorry to hear about your Dad, Jim & Deb & family. You are in my
thoughts & prayers during this time. Hugs to you & your family.
Love, Vickie Blaisdell