William  Freeman


William F. "Bill" Freeman Jr. of Maysville, Oklahoma was born to William F. and Elsie (Johnson) Freeman Sr. on October 28, 1925 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and passed from this life on August 10, 2019 at his home in Maysville at the age of 93 years.
Bill grew up and attended school in Stratford, Connecticut. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. Bill drove the Higgins Boat to deliver troops to Omaha Beach on D Day. He made the first trip and at least six more.
After his honorable service, Bill worked for Southern New England Telephone as a building maintenance supervisor, retiring in 1984.
Bill wanted to find a warmer place to live and friendlier atmosphere and found it right here in Oklahoma. In 2003, Bill and Gay Templeton were married and made their home in Antioch and later Maysville. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Maysville, a 32nd degree Mason, American Legion, and National VFW. In his spare time, Bill enjoyed working outdoors, going to senior dances and traveling.
Mr. Freeman is survived by his wife, Gay of the home; stepson, Mark Hyde and wife Lucille of Nicoma Park, Oklahoma; stepdaughter, Kathy Massey and husband Joseph Warfield of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 1 step great-grandchild.
Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by his first and second and wives, Helen and Nadine; daughter, Cynthia Freeman; son, William Freeman III; parents, William and Elsie Freeman Sr.; brother, Walter Freeman; and sister, Valerie Stien.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Maysville, Oklahoma with Rev. Mike Deviney officiating.
Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home. You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.
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Published on August 13, 2019
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