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Obituary for William E. Freeman
William E. Freeman, age 84, of Cumberland, Ohio, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. He was born September 12, 1928, in Wheeling, West Virginia, son of the late Carl and Edna Harlan Freeman. He was a graduate of Powhatan High School, and he was a United States Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. Mr. Freeman was a retired carpenter who worked on the construction of Wolf Run Dam and Caldwell Lake. He also worked on bridges throughout Ohio and West Virginia. He was formerly employed as a supervisor for Skinner Construction Company, and he was a member of the Ohio Carpenter’s Union, Local 200, Columbus, for 40 years. He was also a member of the Belle Valley American Legion Post #641. Mr. Freeman was instrumental in creating the Shenandoah High School football field, for which he volunteered his time. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three sons, Charles Robert “Chuckie” Freeman, William Edward “Ed” Freeman, Jr. and infant Carl Robert Freeman; one grandson, Jason Edward Freeman; one great grandson, jaMarkus Kinard; and one brother, Donald H. Freeman. Surviving are his wife, Linda A. Bradbury Freeman, whom he married in 1973; his children, James (Joey) Freeman of Coal Ridge, Beverly (Randall) Kelly of Kosciusko, Mississippi, Tammy (Eric) Burkhart of Barnesville, and Ray (Doreen) Freeman of Senecaville; the mother of his children, Georgia Crozier Freeman of Barnesville; one sister, Marjorie Stringer of California; one brother, James (Rose) Freeman of Vermillion; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 4 PM, at American Legion Post #641, 131 Brown Street, Belle Valley, Ohio 43717.