He was preceded in death by his father, Grady Freeman; brothers, Stanley Freeman, Roy Lee Freeman and J.L. Freeman; sister, Lillie Mae Whisenhunt; daughter, Loretta Lynn Taylor; sons, Timothy Lee Freeman and Donnie D. Freeman; daughter, Toni Renee Catron; and granddaughters, Melonie Hernandez and Amanda Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Shelby Freeman of Empire; mother, Earnestine Freeman; daughter, Donna Hernandez (Al) of Jasper; sons, Darryl Freeman (Lisa) of Jasper, James Freeman of Jasper, Douglas Freeman of Jasper, Leon Freeman and Darryl Williams of Griffin, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Deb Freeman; sisters, Minnie Rivers, Ovaline Whisenhunt and Judy Noles; brothers, Ray Freeman, Williard Freeman, Billy Freeman, Charles Freeman, Roger Freeman and Bobby Freeman; 25 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Douglas Freeman, Darryl Freeman, Leon Freeman, Joshua Freeman, James Freeman, Chris Ferguson and Donald Ferguson.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571