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Leo C. Freeman


Leo Charles Freeman, age 92, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Quality Health in Fernandina Beach.

He was born in Fernandina on July 16, 1925 to the late Emmitt and Nettie Freeman and was a life-long resident. He graduated from Fernandina High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Navy and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned to Fernandina to work at Container Corporation for 40 years. He was the oldest living retiree of Container Corporation.

Leo loved hunting, fishing and working in his garden. He was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmitt and Nettie Freeman, sisters; Hazel Edwards and Ruby Weeks, brothers; Lonnie Freeman and Powell Freeman and his previous wife, Verna Freeman.

He leaves behind his wife of 14 years, Faye Cason Freeman of Fernandina Beach, a daughter, Charlotte Anne (Wayne) Gaskin of NC, step-children; Mark Joyce, Brent Jones both of Fernandina Beach, Karen Brown of Mount Pleasant, SC, and Phyllis Rice of Cocoa, FL; sisters; Nora Thomas and Sarah (Wesley) Arnold both of Fernandina Beach, step-grandchildren; Brandon Joyce of Jacksonville, FL, Megan Brown of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Will Joyce, Mark Clifton and Rob Clifton, grandchildren; David (Jenna) Gaskin and Shellie (Trevor) Edwards, great-grandchildren; Claire Gaskin, David Gaskin, Jr., Edith Gaskin, Jaidyn Gaskin and Hampton Edwards.

Services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at First Baptist Church with Reverend Zach Terry officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday at Oxley-Heard.


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