Born Monday, October 19, 1925
Died Monday, October 7, 2019
William B. “Bill” Freeman III, 93, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019. He was born on October 19, 1925 in Denison, Texas to William Bedford Freeman, Jr. and Helen Elva (Dutton) Freeman. He attended and graduated from Muskogee Central High School. Bill met Mary Louise (Brandenberger) Freeman on Bill’s first day at Muskogee Central High School, and it was love at first sight. He had 10 days of boot camp leave from the Navy, he rushed home to marry Mary Louise on April 24, 1944 at Boulevard Christian Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Bill was the Chief of the Administrative Division at the VA Regional Office. After his retirement, he opened his own paper company. He loved to go for drives, especially in his 1969 Pontiac convertible. He enjoyed bowling, tennis, and water skiing and camping with their best friends Gene and Ruby Dye. He has also been a member at Trinity United Methodist Church since 1948.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents William B. Freeman and Helen Elva (Dutton) Freeman.
He is survived by his wife Mary Louise Freeman of the home; son, Robert Lane Freeman and wife Mary of Muskogee, Oklahoma; cousins, Marilyn Mahan of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Raelynn and Kealey Oliver of Moore, Oklahoma, and Brad and Lisa Taylor of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, John Wayne Hunt of Bastrop, Texas, David Hunt of Marble Falls, Texas, Michael Hunt of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Roger Lynn Hunt of Kaufman, Texas.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be 10:00am Friday, October 11, 2019 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma with Reverend Cody Robinson officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.
9:00am-8:00pm Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Muskogee.
10:00am Friday, October 11, 2019 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, OK 74403.