Lee Freeman

Lee V. Freeman

06-04-1954 - 05-31-2022

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Lee V. Freeman died peacefully on May 31, 2022, after a courageous battle with early onset dementia. Born June 4, 1954, in Hinckley, Ohio, son of the late Alex and Margaret Freeman of Bennettsville, SC.

Lee retired from the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Midlands Center Campus as a Recreational Specialist. He also retired from Allied-Barton as a security guard at the Palmetto Baptist campus.

Lee had a wonderful sense of humor, and you would never know what he would say next to keep his friends and family laughing. He was a talented artist and modeler who won many awards for his models. He loved to go to the movies and the theatre. An avid reader and history buff, Lee also loved to travel visiting historic locations, museums, foreign countries, the beach and the mountains. In the last few years of his life, he embraced and cherished the love and friendship of his friends at the Saluda Shoals Dog Park. He loved every dog at the park and went out of his way to pet each dog and told them that they were a “Good Doggie.”

Lee is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sandy Veatch Freeman, and his constant companion, Maxine, his black lab. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Dana Louise Reese (Jerome) of Raleigh, NC; Belinda Reddy (Donald) of West Kennebunk, ME; and brother-in-law Ned McClung (Anne) of Newbury Port, MA. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews plus grandnieces and nephews whom he loved dearly and who brought great joy to him. In addition, Lee is survived by his loving and supportive friends from the Secret Society of the Bow-wows (S.S.O.B’s).

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful and caring staff at Brian Center of St. Andrews in making Lee’s last months as comfortable as possible. Also, a special thanks to Nurse Kim and the hospice staff at Agape Hospice for their loving care they gave to Lee and the support they gave to his wife, Sandy.

Lee did not want a service. His request was that when he was called home, for his family and friends to raise a glass of wine to his memory, smile and say, “Cheers to Lee.”

Memorial contributions in Lee’s honor may be made to the Saluda Shoals Dog Park or the Alzheimer's Association.

South Carolina Cremation Society is assisting the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book by clicking on the “Tribute Wall” tab above.


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