David Freeman Lewis of West Liberty, KY, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022 at St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead, KY, at the age of 88 years, 10 months, 18 days. He was born Thursday, March 9, 1933, in Morgan County, KY, son of the late Cletis & Laura (Lewis) Lewis.
Freeman lived a long full life doing the things he loved and enjoyed. He was a friend to all and never hesitated to help anyone in need. From a young age he worked mostly in farming and logging. He said that in his younger days he quickly learned that trapping paid more than farm work. So, when he had the opportunity he would hire someone in his place on the family farm so he could sneak off to go trapping!
Although raising tobacco and tending cattle took up most of his time, Freeman also liked to have fun. He never took himself too seriously and loved to get a good prank or joke on someone! His storytelling is legendary. Also known for his hunting skills, he kept his freezer filled with squirrel, deer, turkey, and various other wild game.
Freeman was married to the love of his life from 1957 until her passing in 2006. He was heartbroken and missed her terribly. Family was very important to him and he had a large extended family plus many neighbors and friends who were like family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Lee Lewis; one sister, Naomi Kahrl; and two brothers, Sylvan Lewis and Recil Lewis.
He is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Melissa Preece (Anthony) of West Liberty, KY; one grandson, Joseph Preece of West Liberty, KY; two brothers, Wendell Lewis (Alice) of West Liberty, KY and Donald Lewis (Rebekah) of Shelby, OH; one sister, Wilma Phelps (Delbert) of Shelby, OH; several nieces and nephews; one aunt, Ruth Adkins of Lexington, OH; one brother-in-law, Jesse Fraley of Florida; one sister-in-law, Wanda Lewis of Shelby, OH; and his close friend, Bobby Cox (Kelli) of Blairs Mill, KY.
Funeral Service 2 p.m., Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Potter Funeral Home, with Bro. Terry Lewis officiating. Burial to follow in the Conley Cemetery, Patrick Road, West Liberty, KY. Visitation 6 p.m., Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers: Vernon Lewis, Nate Lewis, Bernall Lewis, Eugene Blevins, Tommy Fannin, Tyler Fannin, Doug McKinney, Danell McKinney, and Drexel Patrick.
Honorary Pallbearers: Bobby Cox and Ernest Carter.