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Pete Freas

July 21, 1935 — February 16, 2024

Franklin, KY

Mr. Russell Douglas "Pete" Freas, age 88, of Franklin, KY, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 at his residence.

Pete was born on July 21, 1935 in Franklin, KY to the late Russell Wilson “Pete” Freas and the late Mary Douglas (Henderson) Freas.  He was also preceded in death by a niece, Leslie Hutcheson.

He is survived by 2 children, Barry Freas of Franklin, KY and Melinda Freas Wester (Stuart) of Lexington, KY; 5 grandchildren, Kristin Freas, Abby Freas, MiMi Bates, Emily Bates and James Bates; 2 great-grandsons, Carson Kelley and Tanner West; a step-daughter, Lynnette McCarter; a sister, Sue Hutcheson (Ray) of Franklin, KY; and 2 nephews, Rod Hutcheson and Scot Hutcheson.

Pete was a 1953 graduate of Franklin-Simpson High School. He was a veteran of the Air Force and a member of the American Legion Post #62.  Pete was retired from The Kendall Company in Franklin, KY.  He enjoyed drinking coffee at Rylan's at the Liar’s Table with friends and watching University of Kentucky basketball.  

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Friends of the Shelter, P.O. Box 910 Franklin, KY 42135-0910.  Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the funeral home.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory. The website is  The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

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