Thomas Ray Freeman
April 29, 1950 ~ August 25, 2014
Viewing: Friday August 29, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and again Saturday from 10:00-10:30 a.m. at the LDS Perry 5th ward building 2415 South Park Drive
Funeral services: August 30, 2014 at 11:00am at the LDS Perry 5th ward building, 2415 South Park Drive
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Thomas Ray Freeman, 64, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 25, 2014 at his home in Perry, Utah. He was born on April 29, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Thomas Franklin and Evelyn Rae Brown Freeman. He graduated from Wendover High School, Wendover, Utah in 1968. Tom served in the Nevada National Guard for seven years. Tom married his sweetheart, Chloe Sweat on August 18, 1970 in Wendover, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Jordan River LDS Temple. He is currently a member of the Perry LDS 5th Ward, where he worked as a temple ordinance worker in the Brigham City LDS Temple. He was the owner and operator of Orchard CNA Training Centers of Northern Utah. Tom enjoyed duck hunting, reloading ammo, building and flying model airplanes, piloting his own plane, sky diving, cooking, dutch oven cooking and bee keeping. Tom, along with his dog "Clyde", was also a part of American Search Dogs. His greatest joy was his family. He never missed an activity that his grandchildren were participating in. Surviving are his wife, Chloe of Perry; four children, Ryan (Teresa) Freeman, St. George, UT; Torie (Tony) James, Kingsport, TN; Brandon Freeman, Big Sky, MT; Cody (Candace) Freeman, Roy; 15 grandchildren and 16 brother and sister-in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, father-in-law Raymond Sweat and brother-in-laws, Karl Sweat and Randy Farnsworth. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00am at the LDS Perry 5th ward building, 2415 South Park Drive. A viewing will be held Friday August 29, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and again Saturday from 10:00-10:30 a.m. at the LDS Perry 5th ward building. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Gillies Funeral Chapel, P.O Box 704 Brigham, UT to help offset the funeral costs.
Chloe and family...we are so sorry for your unexpected loss. We have been privaliged to know Tom and feel for your loss. He was one of the great ones and we are sure that is why Heavenly Father called him home early. We love you and are keeping you in our prayers.
Larry and Anne Garfield
The lord has received a great man. A man who was dedicated to family and God. Rest in peace old friend. You will be sorely missed
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. May the fond memories and good times as well as your faith get you through this difficult time.
I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my heart and prayers. May you feel peace and comfort during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Had some pretty fond memories and good times as well. My prayers and thought are with you. God Bless
Sherrie Andersen Jardine
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a great man! I enjoyed working with Tom for several years at Cerro-wire. He was always very kind and helpful as a supervisor. After I quit, I would go back and visit friends at the plant from time to time. Tom always remembered the names of my family and was eager to hear how everything was going! He loved to share stories about his children and grandchildren. I will keep your family in my prayers during this difficult time.