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June 12, 1928 - March 27, 2016
Pleasant Hill, LA – Funeral services honoring the life of Loy M. “Pappy” Free, Sr., 87, will be held 2:00 PM Friday, April 1, 2016 at Spring Ridge Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill with Reverends Marshall Ingle, Hoye Leach, Danny Forsythe and Logan Brock. Burial will follow at Spring Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Spring Ridge Baptist Church on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM until time of the service.
Pappy was born June 12, 1928 in Pleasant Hill to Frank and Lurline Blankenship Free and passed away March 27, 2016 in Shreveport, LA. He proudly served his country in the United States ARMY.
Preceding Pappy in death were his parents; sisters Sadie Gates and Anice Free; brothers Bill, Alton, James, Tim, and Franklin Free; and a great grandson Landon Parks.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years Etoyce Free; son Loy “Buddy” Free, Jr and wife Connie; daughters Debora Langston and husband Tommy and Jackie Parks and husband Kenny; through birth or marriage 13 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. The family would like to include as adopted in love to the family Dr. Robert Hernandez, Heather, Mason, Josh Harrell and family.
Honoring the life of Pappy as pallbearers will be his grandsons Chris Friday, Andy Friday, Jody Free, Joseph Free, Justin Free, Kevin Parks, Josh Harrell, and Randy Merle Crawford.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Beth Springer, Willis-Knighton Pierremont ER and ICU staff, the LifeAir staff, and the Pleasant Hill First Responders.