William A. Freeman, Sr., at the age of 84, of Murphy, NC, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Clay Care Care Center in Hayesville, NC. Mr. Freeman was born October 30, 1933, to the late Alvin E. Freeman and Ada Norris Freeman.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Freeman. They were blessed with a marriage of 66 years. Bill is also survived by his children; son, William Alvin Freeman, Jr., wife, Cathy Freeman, daughter, Robin Freeman McGrew and husband, Tommie McGrew, daughter, Cindy Freeman Shepherd and spouse, Steve Shepherd, Sr., son, Ronney Dale Freeman, Sr. and wife, Patricia Flanagan Freeman, and loving sister, Nadine Freeman Cloer, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Bill was in the Air Force Military for Twenty-two years as a Flight Engineer and also as an instructor for sixteen years at Emory Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was a deacon at Liberty Baptist Church in Murphy, a devoted husband, and father. Bill never met a stranger and his home was always opened to family and friends. He was deeply loved and will be missed by many. His biggest passion was flying and his family.
A celebration of his life will be conveyed to the family and friends at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.