Franklin Leo Freeman was born to Albert Ashbury and Betty Irene White Freeman on February 1, 1934, in Ellis County, Oklahoma, near Higgins, Texas. He passed away at his home on December 5, 2002, at the age of 68 years 10 months and 4 days.
He attended school in Arnett graduating from high school in 1954. On July 1, 1956, Frank was united in marriage to Wilma Jean Horne at the First Methodist Church in Willow, Oklahoma. At the insistance of Uncle Sam, Frank joined the Army on July 24, 1956. Frank and Jean lived in Odenton, Maryland until his discharge in 1950. At this time they moved to Arnett where they hade their home. One child was born, Tracy Lee.
Frank was a truck driver for thirty years. Frank took pride in his home and in his yard. He loved to do woodworking, gardening, and yard work. For his work he received "Yard of the Month" and won the "Christmas Lighting Contest".
His Parents, Albert and Betty Freeman, and one brother-in-law, Mark Dowell preceded hime in death.
Frank is survived by his wife Jean of the home; one son Tracy and wife Kay of Fargo; one grandson Nicholas Freeman of Fargo; two step-grandsons Danny Tapia and Jerry and wife Amber Tapia of Fargo; on brother Bill and wife Lorraine, sister-in-law Faye; four sisters, Lorene and husband John Dowell, Jesse Dwoell, Willa Mae and husband Verne Rissman, Lillie and husband M. E. Geer; sister-in-law Betty and husband Bob Peck, several nieces and nephews; other family and a host of friends.
Services were held December 7th, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Arnett with interment following at DeBolt Cemetery under the direction of Shaw Funeral Home, Arnett.
Obit submitted & transcribed by: Sherry Metcalf, NWOGS
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