Benjamin Hardy Freeman

November 7, 1940 - March 21, 2016
Benjamin Hardy Freeman

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Benjamin Hardy Freeman, 75, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016.

He was a native of Henderson County and the son of the late Paul and Agnes Freeman. He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jack Ludolph.

Benjamin served in the U.S. Airforce for four years and retired from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Freeman; daughters, Susan Freeman and Sherri Holbert and husband Rick; son, Mark Freeman and wife Emily; step-daughters, Laura Freeman and Allyson Myers and husband Graham; step-son, Eric Weaver and wife Evelyn; sister, Donna Ludolph; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, March 24, 2016 in the Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Ralls officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office STAR Program (Sheriff’s Teaching Abuse Resistance), 100 North Grove St., Hendersonville, NC 28792. This program is being taught to Henderson County 5th graders by school Resource Deputies and school health nurses.




Thursday, March 24, 2016
12:00 AM

Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Thursday, March 24, 2016
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • March 24, 2016
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  • March 24, 2016
    Sophia Gass says:
    Kathy my prayers are with you and all the family. Hardy was such a great guy and so enjoyed having many talks with him over the years. He was always so good with Laura. Didn't realize till today that he was Sherri's dad. Will continue to lift you up in prayer. Love you guys!

  • April 06, 2016
    Mike Lawing says:
    I was terribly upset to hear of Hardy's passing. I just found out today ! I'm out of town on business so much. Kathy & family my prayers are with you. Many cups of coffee, many laughs, I shared with Hardy. He taught me a great deal and was a good friend. I am posting a photo of Hardy from 1981, on the timeline post.