By Connie Osborne Friday 30 August 2013 Updated: 30/08 10:25
ONE of the town’s longest serving market traders has passed away.
Roy Thomas Freeman, of Freeman and Sons grocers, died peacefully on Saturday, August 24, at the Alexandra Hospital after suffering from a heart attack.
The 69-year-old had worked as an independent trader for more than 50 years including having a stall on Redditch Market as well as owning farms in Alcester, Stratford and Hunt End where his wife Susan remains today.
He is survived by sons Anthony, Stephen and Stuart, daughter Angela and 12 grandchildren.
Stuart said: “You got what you saw with dad. He spoke his mind. He was very honest and hard-working and a very good business man. He was popular and well liked.
“He lived for doing the job. Being a farmer isn’t just a job it’s your life and we will continue to keep the business going just how he’d have wanted it.”
He added the family would like thank the staff working at the hospital’s intensive care unit who looked after their father.
Mr Freeman’s funeral will take place on Wednesday, September 4, at 1pm at St Leonard’s Church in Beoley and everyone is welcome.
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