Freddie Lyle Black, 75, died Thursday, July 12, 2007 at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa, Kan.
He was born in Linn County, Kan., to Hugh U. Black and Margaret (Norbury) Black on Dec. 18, 2007. He grew up in Linn County and moved to Garnett in 1956 and Ottowa in 1960.
Freddie attended Walnut Valley Grade School in Linn County through the 8th grade and graduated from Pleasanton High School with the class of 1949.
He was a lifelong farmer. In 2001, F&L Farms received the Soiil Conservation Award. He also sold Moorman Feed for 15 years and was employed with the American Breeder's Livestock Association.
Freddie served in the U.S. National Guard for Sept. 24, 1951 to January 28, 1952, when he transfered to active duty in the Army. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 30, 1953. He was a member of Ottawa Church of The Nazarene.
On June 3, 1952, Freddie was united in marriage to Doris Jean Burton in Pleasanton, Kan. She survives of their home.
Funeral services were held at the Dengel and Sons Mortuary at 2 p.m. on July 16, 2007.
Friends payed their respects to Freddie from 5 p.m. to day before up into the hour of the service. Family met with loved ones from 2 to 4 p.m. July 15.
Freddie was buried at the highlands Cemetery in Ottawa.
Family suggests memorials to the Ottawa Church of The Nazarene or Franklin County Cancer Foundation, in care of Dengle & Sons mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through firstname.lastname@example.org