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Fort Lauderdale fabricator, 54, dies in fire

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Barry Freeborn, a machinist with All Points Boats in Fort Lauderdale died in a house fire on Sept. 10. The cause of the fire was undetermined but not suspicious, according to news reports.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Freeborn spent the past 10 years at All Points Boats fabricating “any kind of part necessary,” CEO Jerry Clark told local newspaper South Florida Sun Sentinel.

“It takes creativity and a very high skill level,” he told the newspaper. “We’re talking measurements of a thousandths of an inch in some of these parts.”

Mr. Freeborn was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and moved to South Florida in the 1990s. He is survived by his parents, Eleanor and Larry Freeborn of Louisville; sisters Terry Freeborn of Palm Bay and Geri Michael of Vero Beach, Florida; and brother Larry Freeborn, also in Louisville.

No information on a memorial service was available.

To read more about his life, click here.

 

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