Freddie Louis Hussey, 86, of Bridgeport, IL was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN. He was born on March 11, 1934 to Louis and Clara Hussey in Lawrenceville, IL. Fred married Jean Fisher on November 24, 1956.
Fred served his country proudly as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was known as an honest and successful businessman in the community who was employed at Bridgeport Wholesale Corporation in Bridgeport, IL for 30 years. He also served as the Bridgeport Township Supervisor for many years. He was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church in Sumner, IL. He was known as a spiritual leader and mentor to many in this church for over 43 years. Fred was also a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church and ministered faithfully for over 19 years. Later in life, he became a Gideon with Gideon’s International because he passionately believed in their mission to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ by distributing Bibles locally and globally. He wanted everyone to experience John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son (Jesus), so that everyone who believes and trusts in Him will not perish, but will have eternal life.” Fred loved people and was a friend to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
Fred is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Jean Hussey and his son, Brad Lee Hussey. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Gary and Rumiko Hussey of Kubota, Japan, Bruce and Debbie Hussey of Jackson, TN, and Rick and Lisa Hussey of Jackson, TN. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Amber Hussey, Olivia Hussey, and Micah Hussey of Jackson, TN, Jordan Hussey of Nashville, TN, and Andrew Hussey of Kubota, Japan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Clara Hussey. He is survived by his brother, Paul Hussey of Lawrenceville, IL. He is preceded in death by his brother, John Hussey and his sister, Doris Noble Green.
A private funeral service will be held on January 9, 2021 at 12:30 pm at Glasser Funeral Home in Bridgeport, IL. A public graveside service with Military Rites will be held on January 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Bridgeport (Shiloh) City Cemetery with social distancing and masks required.
Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to Gideon’s International in Nashville, TN, Operation Hope in Jackson, TN, and Union Chapel United Methodist Church in Sumner, IL.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.glasserfh.com.
Glasser Funeral Home is trusted with the arrangements.