Freed, James “Jim” W.
Freed, James “Jim” W.
August 6, 1952 — July 28, 2021
James (Jim) Wendell Freed was a beloved husband, father, brother, son, and friend. He passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife of over thirty years, Marie Alisa Lechner Freed, on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 at Liberty Hospital. Jim was born August 6th, 1952 in Monmouth, Illinois to John Wendell Freed and Mariella Mae Rohr Freed. The oldest of four children, he leaves behind a sister, Mary Ann Freed Jones, and a brother, John Richard Freed. He is preceded in death by his father and youngest sister, Lori Jill Freed Brown. Jim was a proud and loving father of five children: Keturah Lynn Freed, Rebekah Kay Freed, Timothy James Freed, Victor (Alisa) James Freed, and James (Jimmy) Wendell Freed.
Jim led a life full of adventure and accomplishments. He was a swimmer and a wrestler at Monmouth High School as well as a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He joined the U.S. Navy in August 1970 at eighteen years of age. Jim served aboard two submarines, the U.S.S. Daniel Webster and the U.S.S. New York City, between 1970 and 1979, and continued to serve in the U.S. Naval Reserves until 1996. He retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer with a National Defense Service Medal. During his service, he accepted Jesus as his savior and served the Lord faithfully throughout his life. Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from Southwest Baptist University and a Master of Divinity from the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Most recently, he was proud to support the U.S. Army as the Program Manager for the Mission Combat Training Program at NATECH. Jim was a dedicated member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and loved to lead Bible studies for his brothers and sisters in Christ. We are deeply grateful for his service to his country, his unending love for his wife and children, and his faith in the Lord.
Visitation begins at 2:00 p.m., followed by services at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, Missouri. Private burial service at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials: Rebuilding Together KC, 2050 Plumbers Way #150, Liberty, MO 64068. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.
Visitation begins at 2:00 pm, followed by services at 3:00 pm, on Saturday, July 31, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty. Memorials: Rebuilding Together KC, 2050 Plumbers Way #150, Liberty, MO 64068. You may read Jim’s obituary or leave a message for the family at www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228. Private burial service at Leavenworth National Cemetery.