Bobby A. Freeman passed away peacefully on Dec. 20, 2013, in Gaymont Nursing Center surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Obion County, Tenn., to McKellar K. and Annie (Puckett) Brown Freeman. He grew up in Memphis, Tenn., and graduated from Treadwell High School in 1955.
After graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served three years attaining the rank of sergeant. He served aboard the USS Lake Champlain and made a tour around the Mediterranean Sea.
After discharge, in 1958, he joined his parents and sister, Patricia Masten, in Vermilion. He then went to work at the Lorain Ford Assembly plant in October 1958, and retired in January of 1989.
He met his future wife, Mildred Ann Stump, while living in Vermilion, and they were married March 20, 1959. They lived together for 50 years until Mildred’s illness separated them. Mildred passed away Nov. 17, 2012. Together they have three loving children, Michael (Dawn) Freeman, of Norwalk, Bobbie (Curtis) Cousineau, of Rocky River, Ohio, and Julie (Raymond) Gualtier, of Brook Park, Ohio. They were blessed with eight wonderful grandchildren.
Bobby is survived by his sister, Patricia Masten, of Vermilion, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In his spare time Bobby enjoyed working with his friends, in the construction trade, building houses.
There will be no visitation. Memorial services for Bobby and Mildred will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Norwalk First United Methodist Church, 60 W. Main St., Norwalk.
Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.