Gavin Todd Freed, 58, passed away on March 15, 2017, in Cypress, TX, Gavin was born in Columbus, IN to William and Diane (Wensing) Freed on August 21, 1958. He graduated from Columbus East High School in 1976 and went on to attend The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology in May 1980. Gavin married Marisue Buthman on October 20, 1984. Gavin graduated in 1986 with a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and after graduation worked for E.I. DuPont in Brevard, NC from July of 1986 to October of 1989. In October 1989 he worked with his family at Twinhawk Tractor and Equipment in West Lafayette, IN until 1998. Gavin worked for Wabash National in West Lafayette and in 2001 started working for Caterpillar in Peoria, IL. In 2003 he transferred to Caterpillar Global Petroleum in Houston TX where he worked until December of 2015. Gavin is survived by: his wife, Marisue (Sue); sons, William (Billy), Jason and Evan; father, William (Bill) Freed; brothers and sisters, Lise´ (Mike) Maddox, Derek (Michelle) Freed, Deidre (Glenn) Eldridge and Kieran Freed; Mother in law, Jane Buthman; brother and sisters in laws, Mark Buthman, Pat Pellicane, and Joanne (Kenneth) Champagne and 6 nieces and 10 nephews. Gavin was preceded in death by his mother, Diane (Wensing) Freed. Services are being planned for Brownsburg, IN. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association or The Citadel Foundation.
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