Michael Robert Freed, 67, talented musician who worked in intelligence

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Michael Robert Freed
Michael Robert Freed

Michael Robert Freed, 67 of St. James Plantation, Southport, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

Mr. Freed was born July 7, 1948, in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Ellis and Bettye Rose Freed. Michael was a talented musician, having played saxophone in the band Lawrence and the Arabians from 1966 to 1969. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a dedicated supporter of The University of Maryland Athletics programs. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a degree in journalism in 1973. Michael began working for the federal government in 1975; he worked for the Department of the Army, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Defense Intelligence Agency, retiring after over 35 years of civil service. Michael continued his career in the intelligence community as a defense contractor, retiring to settle in Southport in 2015. Michael loved the beach, fishing, traveling, and Terrapin football and basketball; he was a season ticket holder for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jamy Freed; a son, John Freed of Herndon, Va.; two daughters, Meghan Ausherman of Frederick, Md., and Leah Fischer of New Orleans, La.; a son-in-law Matthew Fischer of New Orleans, La.; a grandson, Harvey Jackson Fischer; and his two feline children, Boxer and Millie.

A memorial service will be held in Southport in May of 2016.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.

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