Funeral service will be held Saturday at noon at First Missionary Baptist Church in Metropolis with Rev. Michael Wade officiating. Burial with military rites will be conducted on Monday at Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City.
Rev. Freeman was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as an associate minister, usher and was on the culinary committee. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Rev. Freeman was formerly employed by the TVA Shawnee Steam Plant, where he was a member of Local Laborer Union 1214.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Lois M. Wade Freeman of Metropolis; three sons, Alfredo Freeman of Paducah, Derrence Freeman of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Jonathan Wade of Metropolis; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Donnie Ray Freeman of Wichita, Kan. and Eddie Green and Garfield Green Jr., both of Paducah; three sisters, Charlene Barnes and Myra Arnold, both of San Antonio, Texas, and Mary White of Paducah; two stepbrothers, Edgar Martin Jr. of Brookport and Isaac Martin of Metropolis; three stepsisters, Mary Turley of Gurnee and Freda Phelps and Veronica Draw, both of Paducah; three aunts, Ethel Coffie and Dorothy Crim, both of Paducah, and Clem Dabney-Thomas of Oceanside, Calif.; two uncles, Abraham Freeman of Indianapolis, Ind. and George Freeman of Rapid City, S.D.; one brother-in-law, Michael Wade of Paducah; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Garfield Green; his mother, Lena Freeman Martin; his stepfather, Edgar Martin Sr.; and two brothers.
Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour.
Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.