Mr. Free was born January 29, 1947 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Henry Clyde Free and Ethel P. Free Luthi. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Shannon Lee Free; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Mary Free; and brother, Crawford Free; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Odell and Zine Bell Wade; sister-in-law, Linda Pritchett. Mr. Free was of the Baptist Faith. Tommy was a volunteer fireman for the City of Cornelia for many years. He was retired from the Housing Authority with 25 years of service. Tommy loved all things that involved racing and was the Crew Chief for A&F Motor Sports for car # 14A.
Survivors include his loving wife, Annette Wade Free, of Alto; daughter and significant other, Pepper Adams and Dennis Gearin, of Homer; Yvonne Brock, of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Heath and Tracie Free, of Cornelia; and grandchildren, Caden Free, Christopher Crane, Celita Crane; and several great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Doug and Darlene Wade; Doug and Brenda Ayers; David and Jeanette Masters; brother-in-law, Wendell Pritchett; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Tommy’s nurse, Jane Thayer and aids, Samantha Anderson and Margaret Grant.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel with Pastor Ray Davis and Pastor Anthony Shore officiating. Interment will follow in the Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery with Mr. Gary Clark officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone: 706-778-7123.