A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday August, 24, 2016 at Draper Pentecostal Holiness Church. Internment will follow in Dan View Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (1-2pm) and other times at the home.
Bobby was born December 4th, 1936 in Pittsylvania County, VA. Bobby was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Freeman Stump; sisters, Nancy Griffith and Dorothy Lloyd; and one brother, Junior Freeman.
Bobby was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family dearly whom in return loved him just as much. He was a supervisor at Pannill Knitting (Martinsville, VA) and Sara Lee (Eden, NC) for 45 years. After his retirement Bobby worked at Big Lots for several years in Eden, NC.
Bobby was a member of Draper Pentecostal Holiness Church in Draper, NC. In his role at the church, Bobby was a member of men’s fellowship and the Superintendent of the Sunday school. He lived his life for the Lord and family.
Bobby loved to go fishing especially with his family. When Bobby was younger he loved to farm on his family farm. Bobby loved his grandchildren more than anything. Bobby made sure to be at every event his grandchildren had. Bobby was his grandchildren’s #1 fan.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Shirley Hundley Freeman of 61 happy years of marriage; one granddaughter, Angela Lynn; and two great-grandchildren, Dominique and Raven Nimmons. Also, he is survived by three sisters, Margaret McDaniel, Mildred Dickerson, and Louise Barker; and one brother, Howard Freeman. Bobby is also survived by his sister in laws, Frances Roland (Eddie) of Eden, Laverne Pennington (Harold) of Reidsville and Justine Lee (Tommy) of McCleansville.
[Editor's comment: I have known Bobby Freeman for several decades. I always enjoyed worshiping with him and his wife, Shirley when we visit the Draper Pentecostal Holiness Church in Eden, NC. He sang in the choir and was always ready to serve wherever needed.
I enjoyed going fishing with him and the men of the Draper Pentecostal Holiness Church. When we were not fishing we would sit around in a cabin talking about the Lord and His goodness and mercy to each of us. I rejoiced in the Biblical knowledge of each man, and how they applied it to their daily lives. That thrilled me even more than fishing, although I love to fish. May God bless the memory we all have of Bobby Freeman.
I want to thank Hugh Hoyle, an IPHC Missionary for sending this story to me. He is indeed the highly approved resource person and free lance reporter for Hugh's News. He and Lois are terrific people. You can count on them never to keep any news that needs to be published.]