July 13, 1932 ~ October 29, 2022

Born in: French Lick, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Freddie Lee Goldman, 90, of Indianapolis, passed away in Avon on October 29, 2022.  He was born in French Lick, IN on July 13, 1932, to the late Waymond and Margaret (Hagen) Goldman.  Freddie served his country in the United States Army.  He worked in the Auto Body Industry for 41 years as a Frame specialist.  Freddie married the love of his life, Patty Tomlinson, and together they raised 3 children.  He was a member of VFW Post #2999 and American Legion Post #88.

Freddie loved to Golf, Fish, Play cards, and sit in the carport enjoying the neighborhood. He spent many years after retirement caring for the grounds at Eagle Creek Golf Course.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Patty; daughter, Diana “DeeDee” McFarland; and grandson Shane Mcfarland and 8 siblings.

Freddie is survived by his sister Rosemary and brother Bob and sons David Goldman, wife Terri Goldman of Indianapolis, IN and Dale Goldman, wife Shannon Goldman of Bloomington, IN; grandchildren, Andrew Goldman, Sarah Deckard, Linsey Clark, Josie Clark all from Bloomington Indiana.

Great Grandchildren: Dylan, Caden, Braxtyn, Eli, Brexley, Amelia, & Ryder

Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, with a service to start at 1pm at the funeral home.  Graveside services with military honors will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Honor Guard.


Visitation: November 9, 2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Funeral Service: November 9, 2022 1:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Freddie was always so loving and kind to me. Prayers and strength for Sarah and the rest of the family ❤️

  3. I just want to say thanks to Uncle Freddy (even though he is not my true Uncle, he was a good friend to my dad).

    Thanks for giving me a place to play basketball in his driveway with all the neighborhood friends (mainly the game of “horse” although we liked to change the word “horse” out for other words and some of those words I won’t mention).

    Thanks for every time he aired up my tires on my bicycle or fixed the chain when it would fall off. He did that for several of my friends, he was like the neighborhood garage mechanic and all he would require for payment was a hug.

    He also taught me how to play solitaire which I still love to play today.

    My Dad, Uncle Freddy and other men in the neighborhood (like Cash) were good friends and always joking and laughing. They played poker and horse shoes and had a lot of sandwiches and beers in between and fiddled around in their garages.

    Uncle Freddy was like a neighborhood dad to all my friends on the street. I will sure miss him but I know he is up there smiling down on us with my Dad.

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