Ricky Dean Freeman

Visitation for Ricky (Rick) Dean Freeman, 58, Lawrence will be from 6 pm to 8 pm Friday May 17, 2019, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A private graveside service will take place at a later date.

Rick passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in his home surrounded by those who loved him following losing his battle against cancer.

Rick was born July 12, 1960, in Lawrence to Herschel and Shirley (Higgins) Freeman. He was known for being considered a jack of all trades and a hard worker, having worked various occupations throughout his life, but most assuredly he was known for his love of enjoying life to the fullest through fishing, constant tinkering on various projects, but most of all spending time with those he loved especially his grandchildren who always had a good time with their Papa Rick.

Survivors include the love of his life Kimberly (her Daughter Amber), New York; Son Joshua, Lawrence; Daughter Jessica, Lawrence; Mother Shirley, Oregon; Aunt Sylvia Bigsby, Baldwin City; Sister Sherry Freeman-Wherry brother in law Ridley, Texas; niece, Amber Cook, Virginia; Granddaughter Kaylin, Lawrence; Grandson Colby, Lawrence; as well as many other family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his Father Herschel Freeman and Uncle Robert Miller.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions made to a charity or organization of your choice benefiting the under-served or Lawrence Humane Society.