He was born in Greenville, son of Joseph and Jessie Freeman. He married Crystal Lockett. Surviving are his wife; a son, Casey; a daughter, Allison; two grandchildren; and four siblings: Joseph, Patricia Lockett, Thomas and Ruth Ann Coder. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Jeff served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, and from 9 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Kruise Funeral Home Inc., Madera.