John Michael Freely, 56, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born August, 22, 1956, in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away, Sunday, December 2, 2012, in Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Mr. Freely proudly served his country in the United States Army. He obtained his Associate's degree in Computer Science from Southwestern Illinois College. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Thomas Freely.
Surviving are his mother, Margaret Marlin, nee Carron, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, his children, Angel (James Langenstein) Freely, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, John Thomas (Molly) Freely, II, of Belleville, Ill., and Jacob M. Freely, of Fairview Heights, Ill.; grandchildren, Kimberly and Richard Seaton, James Langenstein, and John and Lucas, Freely; his brothers, Thomas "Wes" (Kimberly) Freely, Guy Marlin; a sister, Kathy (Kevin) Sweeney; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights, Illinois.