Sidney Freeman, 84, of Shawnee, passed from this life Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Shawnee.

Sidney Freeman, 84, of Shawnee, passed from this life Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Shawnee.

He was born Aug. 2, 1933, to Earnest and Lena Freeman in New Boston, Texas.

Sidney was raised all over Oklahoma and Texas as a child. He has been a resident of Shawnee since 1979.

He married Sally “June” Crawford on April 7, 1967, in Bassett, Texas, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2005.

Sidney was a man of God and pastored many churches across Oklahoma during his lifetime.

Sidney enjoyed fishing, golfing, fixing and building things, visiting and traveling. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they were the focal point of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Freeman, daughter-in-law, Donna Freeman; two sisters, Syble Durham and Marie Morris; and one brother, Herbert Freeman.

Those left to cherish his memory are his two daughters and two sons-in-law, Debbie and Woody Junot of Panama City Beach, Florida, and Kay and Greg Gibson of Shawnee; three sons and four daughters-in-law, Rodger and Joyce Freeman of Maud, Texas, Darrell and Cheryl Freeman of Macomb, Michael and Lori Freeman of Okmulgee, and Betty Freeman of Lafayette, Louisiana; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Thelma Eldred, Madie Mead, Fran Reagan and Jean Monroe; four brothers, Roy, Chuck, Ken and Jim Freeman; one special brother-in-law, Weldon Crawford; and numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, and continue through service time. Family gathering to greet friends and family will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, May 10, at Open Door Church of God in Shawnee with Jimmy Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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