MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, September 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Frease, 77, of Mt. Juliet. Born Sept. 8, 1932 in Akron, OH, he died Sept. 12, 2009.
Mr. Frease earned a Masters Degree from Kent State University in 1964. He was a member of Joy Church International in Mt. Juliet, where he served as an usher and was a veteran of the U.S. Army – having served two years in Japan.
He began work at Babcock & Wilcox Co. in Barberton, OH in 1956 and retired as president of the Trimble Company in Johnson City in 2003. He was the son of the late Harold G. and Oweita Mae Frease.
Services were conducted by Pastor David Goldner. A graveside service and burial will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.
A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joy Church International.
Survivors include: wife Peggy Frease and sons Pastor Jim (Anne) Frease and David G. (Jennifer) Frease – all of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving are grandchildren David G. Frease, Jr., Brittany L. Frease, Seth Frease, Julia Frease and Johnathan Frease.
Memorial donations may be made to Joy Church International of Mt. Juliet, P.O. Box 247, Mt. Juliet, 37121. Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.