Alvin E. Free, 86, of Paris, passed away at 2:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 18, 2020, at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. He was retired after more than 20 years with J.I. …
Alvin E. Free, 86, of Paris, passed away at 2:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 18, 2020, at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. He was retired after more than 20 years with J.I. Case Company of Danville.
Private burial is in Edgar Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at Templeton Funeral Home, with the family present after 5 p.m.
Mr. Free was born Oct. 18, 1933, in Bowden, N.D., the son of the late Leo Free Sr., and Ida Knodet Free. He married Sharon Whitney Wiseman April 22, 2004, at South Bend, Ind., and she survives.
Other survivors include four children, Dale Free of Texas, Starla Redmon of Paris, Steve (Barb) Free of Paris and Terry (Karen) Free of Robinson; a brother, Douglas Free of Sydney, Mont.; a sister, Patty Rexine of Chandler, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Ashley (Jarod) Dick of Paris, Breanne (Ova) Lindsey of Paris and Charla (Kevin) Cline of Terre Haute; three great-grandchildren, Ethan and Logan Dick both of Paris and Collin Cline of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Leroy Free, Leo Free Jr., Robert Free and Dallas Free; and an infant brother, Kenneth Free.
Mr. Free was a member of the former United Pentecostal Church of Paris for many years. He enjoyed gathering hickory nuts and walnuts for baking and was an avid fisherman.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.