William “Bill” LeRoy Freeman, age 76, of Beaufort, SC and formerly of Hilton Head, SC died Monday, April 17, 2017.
Mr. Freeman was born on October 7, 1940 in Portland, IN, the son of the late Iris and Orville Freeman. He was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, earning a degree in Interior Design. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Bill was a veteran of the United States Navy, retiring as a Commander from the U.S. Navy Reserve. He was an accomplished artist, working as an interior designer and decorator for many years on Hilton Head Island. He was a founding member and longtime coach for the Hilton Head Soccer Club and was a member of Church of the Palms.
Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Freeman and his brother-in-law, Willard Redd. He is survived by his sons, Rev. W. Russell Freeman (Lia) of Little River, SC and McGeath Freeman (Andie) of Apex, NC; brothers, Joseph Freeman (Bonita Farris) of Portland, IN, John Freeman (Anita Weimer) of Indianapolis, IN, and Jack Freeman of Portland, IN; sisters, Susan Fitzpatrick (Mark) of Lebanon, IN and Karen Redd of Powell, OH; sister-in-law, Ruthann Weaver of Tipp City, OH; and grandchildren, Lillian, Wyndham Russell, Victoria, Bennett, and Wyndham McGeath.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2017 at Church of the Palms, 1424 Okatie Highway, Okatie, SC 29909.
Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2017 at Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Church of the Palms Building Fund.
Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton is assisting the family. www.saulsfh.com
Church of the Palms
Monday May 8th, 2017
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie, SC 29909
Beaufort National Cemetery
Monday May 8th, 2017
1601 Boundary Street
Beaufort, SC 29901
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My thoughts and prayers are with the Freeman family on the passing of Bill. I got to know this great man when I joined COTP 8 years ago and had the honor of serving with him as usher the last several years. We enjoyed our Sunday mornings before service talking about the several interests when shared. Cooking and sports. His gentle laughter and kind heart will surely be missed and I cherish the wonderful memories I have of this great friend. RIP Bill.
Submitted by Kathy Cuppia on Apr 20 2017 10:30:44 PM
I'll never forget my Uncle bill with his long white beard, and his candy cane walking stick. He came to see my son (his great nephew) wrestle one year, and as he was walking to his seat, a little girl said "MOM!! It's Santa!!" Her mom smiled and said "Yes honey, he's everywhere!!" My uncle had the biggest smile on his face!! He loved interacting and talking with anyone and everyone he could. He will be missed greatly!! RIP Uncle Bill.
Submitted by Tansy Williams on Apr 20 2017 10:05:33 PM
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