James Thompson Freeze
James Thompson “Tom” Freeze passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the age of 76. He was the son of Marguerite Davis and Holland Britton Freeze. Born in Newport News, he lived his life on the Peninsula working as a real estate broker and appraiser. He was a graduate of Newport News High School and Christopher Newport College.
Tom is survived by his daughter Rachel and son-in-law Wesley, as well as siblings Mina Bay, Robye Scott, Rita Verlander, Susie Henriksen, and Gene Freeze. He is also survived by his devoted and loving girlfriend Julie, as well as nieces, nephews, and his brother-in-law.
The family is grateful for the compassionate caregivers at Sanders Heron Cove Two in Gloucester.
Tom was affected by the poisoned water at Camp Lejeune resulting in the Parkinson’s Disease that took his life. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport News CASA program for neglected and abused youth or the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Tom will be laid to rest in The Garden of Gethsemane at Peninsula Memorial Park with his parents and family who predeceased him. Condolences may be made through the Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Tom Freeze. I knew him through his sister Susie, a dear friend of my mother Jan Kibler. Tom use to baby sit me and my brothers while Susie & my Mom would go out. He would show us some of his karate moves which we enjoyed Immensely. A very kind and considerate guy.
May the his sweet memories help to ease the pain of such a loss for his family.