Ray Freeman, 70, a resident of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at his home in Fairfield, surrounded by his family.
Ray was born on Sept. 14, 1948, in Waycross, Ga., the son of Raleigh and Verna Freeman. He was raised and educated in Waycross, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla., where he graduated from Paxton High School. He moved with his family to Mountain Home, Idaho, in 1970.
He married Joanne Mouser on July 26, 1985, in Elko, Nev.
Ray owned and operated several area businesses, including R&R Pump Co. in Mountain Home, Little Camas Inn and, most recently, Wood River Drilling and Pump, which he recently sold to his youngest son, Brandon.
Most weekends Ray could be found near Anderson Ranch Reservoir snowmobiling or camping with friends and family, or tinkering in his shop. His hobbies included building mud boggers for Joanne to race, restoring old Ford trucks, snowmobiling and exploring the Sawtooth Mountains on his Razor with Joanne.
Ray is survived by his wife, Joanne Freeman of Fairfield; his four sons, Ray (Laura) Freeman of Clear Lake Shores, Texas, Mark (Konni) Freeman of Fairfield, Brandon (Jennifer) Freeman of Fairfield and Steve Freeman of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Roy Freeman of Mountain Home, Idaho; eight grandchildren, Cory, Cassy, Carson, Cate, Aiden, Allison, Conner and Maysn; and four great-grandchildren, Avery, Everett, Jude and Zane.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jack and Weldon.
A private family service will be held on a later date.
Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service-Gooding Chapel.
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