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John O. Free

July 19, 1958 — January 21, 2022

John O. Free

John O “Polfer” Free passed at his home Friday, January 21 with family and friends by his side following an extended illness.

John Orville “Polfer” Free was born July 19, 1958 to John Lyle Free and Phyllis (Brown) Free in Bainbridge, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Phyllis Free, sister Kathy (Stanley) Mason and son, John Lyle Free II.

He is survived by his sister, Konnie (Randy) Cross, daughter Linsey (Lee) Haskins, son, John Jason Free, grandchildren Ruby and Anna Haskins, Gavon Free, Kara and John Robert Free, Aunts Bonnie Cawley, Carolyn (Tom) Weatherhead, Dixie (Lum) Shoemaker, Betty Brown, Gladys Broughton, nephews, Jesse Stanley, Brandon (BJ) Cross, nieces, Jenny (Kevin) Meyer, Heather (Roger) Carter, many cousins, and great nieces, nephews, family, friends and special friend Roger Filmore.

John enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, Ford trucks, playing cards and collecting antiques. He worked many years in the logging business, trucking business along with some startup businesses where he met many people and became friends.

If you knew John O, you’d know that at times he flew by the seat of his pants, always had a story to tell and would give anyone the shirt off his back if he had one to give. If you’d hear “Hey, Hey, Hey” when someone walked in a room, you’d know John O had arrived. His laugh and stories will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held 11 am Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in the Bainbridge Cemetery with Troy Villars officiating. No calling hours will be observed.

The SMITH-MOORE-EBRIGHT Funeral Home of Bainbridge is serving the family.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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