Ross Allison Freeze

February 17, 1930 ~ September 8, 2020 (age 90)


Ross Allison Freeze, 90, of Statesville, entered his heavenly home, Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Mr. Freeze was born February 17, 1930 in Iredell County and was the son of the late Hiram Allison Freeze and Myrtle Deal Freeze. He was a 1949 graduate of Celeste Henkel High School and worked for the City of Statesville in the Water Filtration Division. On October 18, 1952 he married Myrtle Ostwalt, and they enjoyed 68 years of marriage and traveling together. They were active members of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and also attended Fellowship Baptist Church where she is the organist. He had a special interest in airplanes and old cars. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, and he also enjoyed gardening and working on his farm.  He is survived by one son, Ross Allison Freeze, Jr. (Linda) of Statesville; two daughters, Jessica F. Boggs Laws (Edwin) of Statesville, Susan F. Parker (Donald) of Troutman; grandchildren, James Boggs (Brittany), Justin Boggs (Paige), Jonathan Parker, Mary Parker, Kristie Jenkins, Jamie Jenkins, Lindsay Laws Deviney (Brandon), Andrew Laws; great-grandchildren, Colton Boggs, Hadley Boggs, Andrew Jenkins, Colby Jenkins, Kaitlin Johnson, Grayson Lynch, Jude Deviney; sister, Phyllis Patterson; sister-in-law, Mildred Elliott; and brother-in-law, Lathan Ostwalt.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, William Parker; his brothers, Fred, Marvin, Charlie, and Ralph Freeze; and a sister, Elizabeth Stinson.

A graveside funeral service will be held at Bethlehem UMC in Statesville on Saturday, September 12 at 1 pm.  Masks are preferred.

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Graveside Service
September 12, 2020

1:00 PM
Bethlehem United Methodist Church
607 Bethlehem Rd
Statesville, NC 28677


Bethlehem United Methodist
607 Bethlehem Rd, Statesville NC 28677

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