Gerald Wallace “Jerry” Freels

Gerald “Jerry” Wallace Freels of Independence, Mo, passed away July 10, 2016 at the age of 85.  Jerry served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and later retired from General Motors, Leeds Plant in 1991. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Raynal Marie Freels, his daughter Jeri Lee Grove, sons Kirk Gentry Freels and Michael Lowel Freels and a sister Gayle Pettit of Sun Lakes, Az.  He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

There will be a private graveside service for family in Higginsville, Mo. Honorary pallbearers will be; grandson Joshua Gerald Freels Grove, great-grandsons Aiden Henry, Derek Henry, Codie Herring, Dawson Hunt, Brandon Salley, Brien Salley, Brittien Salley, Bryce Salley, Sean Standeford and great-great-grandson Andre Fortner.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Crossroads Hospice of Missouri at 14310 East 42nd Street South, Unit 600, Marketplace Shopping Center, Independence, Mo 64055.


  1. Ginny lowel and family on July 25, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    No words are adequate enough to let you and your family know how saddened we were to her I said to just send it the way it was not of Jerry’s passing. Hold on to the fact that is at peace and one day you.will be together again
    My love and prayers

  2. Cheryl & Walt Malson & Family on July 25, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    We are saddened at your loss. Just know he will keep someone in line up there…or not, both of them are rascals. Our sympathy and prayers are with you all at this time. Angel wings, and Halo for him! Maybe a tiny set of horns.
    All our Love and Hugs!

  3. Ron and Gayle Pettit on July 25, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    So many memories!!! We all know what a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather he has always been but I alone can speak on a brother role for him. He was beside being my brother he was my friend from the day I was born. I cherish my memories of growing up with him. I don’t ever remember being mad at him or he with me. Even when I was the little sister pain he had to take with him on Sat mornings to River Park Theater.

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