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Kenny

Kenny “Toggs” Freer, Jr.

d. October 23, 2021

Kenyon “Kenny” ”Toggs” Leslie Freer, Jr., from Greenview and Girard, IL.

Kenny was born December 13, 1964, a 56 year old that was consumed by the dreadful disease of cancer and passed on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center.  Kenny battled the disease for 9 years with several obstacles along the way.

Kenny is survived by his mother, Patsy Jenkins of Girard, IL; a sister, Trudy L. Boston of Los Angeles, CA; several aunts, uncles, cousins; and lots of friends. A special acknowledgement to Dr. Gillison and his staff at Springfield Clinic from Kenny’s family.

Kenny is preceded in death by his father, Kenyon Leslie Freer; step-father, Terry Jenkins; his grandparents; and his cat “Missy”.

Kenny had many hobbies.  He loved metal detecting and fishing at Otter Lake.  Kenny thoroughly enjoyed using his new smoker.  He loved card collecting, card shows, playing the Lottery, and loved to share his meals he cooked with friends and neighbors.  He loved his morning routine going to Virden, IL for coffee, biscuit & gravy, donuts, and purchasing a lottery ticket.  Kenny was a Trump supporter and getting multi-cat frustration.

He was last employed with Viper Coal Mine at Elkhart and Williamsville, IL and developed many friends there.

A visitation for Kenny will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens from 12:00 Noon until time of graveside services at 1:00 PM.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday at Joel Hall Cemetery also in Athens.

Memorials can be made to charity of donor’s choice.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.

Condolences

  1. RIP Toggs

  2. Truly,
    I am so saddened to see where your brother lost his battle.
    He was always so pleasant to talk to.
    My heart aches for you & your family
    Debra (Harrison) McGown

  3. R.I.P my friend ❤ you will be truly missed by all!! You were a true friend, and were always there!! Have the boat ready Toggsy, ill bring the chicken and beer🤘

  4. Patsy and Trudy, I am hugging you both in my heart. I will cherish the time I saw you, Patsy, and Kenny at Walmart. It was so great to talk to him. I was so sad to hear the news. Wish I could be there Tuesday but will be out of town. May Gods peace surround you both!

  5. Patsy and Trudy, I am hugging you both in my heart. I will cherish the time I saw you, Patsy, and Kenny at Walmart. It was so great to talk to him. I was so sad to hear the news. Wish I could be there Tuesday but will be out of town. May Gods peace surround you both!

  6. One of the greatest people you could ever know. You will be missed . RIP Toggs

  7. Worked closely with Kenny at the mine and enjoyed several fishing trips to Otter with him, I concider Kenny a true Warrior with his ” I ain’t giving up” attitude. Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed, Bloomer

  8. A truly kind and genuine person who fought a brave battle
    Condolences to the family
    Kenny will be missed

  9. My condolences to Mom and Trudy. Kenny is going to be missed. He was such a fun guy to sit and talk to. Praying for you 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  10. Patsy and Trudy…. Our deepest sympathies

  11. Our deepest sympathies to a wonderful guy and friend that will be missed very much…Bill and I both loved him and his suffering sure was horrible and yet he always has something positive to say..he truly was one of a kind..you will be missed for sure Toggs..we love you..may you rest in peace now…

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your loved one. May your loving memories comfort you and carry you through this difficult time.

  13. RIP Toggs! You were a great friend that I was honored to know. Prayers to all the family!

  14. Kenny was a good man who I’m sure will be greatly missed by friends and family. We worked together at the mine and I have never meet anyone who faced such a terrible disease with such strength. He was always positive and gave his all. My condolences to all who knew and cared for him.

  15. What a great all around guy and friend to many people. Toggs will be missed by everyone. Had a lot of fun growing up with him RIP my friend

  16. In Honor of a Life Well Lived and a Battle Courageously Fought.

  17. Pat and Trudy, I am so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. He was such a great guy and will be missed by many. I always enjoyed talking to him at County Market, Shell, and through Messenger. Hugs to you both!

  18. Deepest sympathy for the family, he will be sorely missed.

  19. Toggs was a friend of the Smith family for many years. If you were his friend he would do anything in the world for you. He fought that disease harder than anybody I’ve ever seen. See ya on the other side Toggs.


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