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Robert Franklin Freeman
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1936
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 2005

Candler - Robert "Pappy Reep" Freeman, Sr. of Candler went to his heavenly home Sunday, October 2, 2005.

A native of Lincoln County, he was the husband of Francis Mc David Freeman and was the son of the late Alfred Lee Freeman and Amanda Mae Reep Taylor. He was a graduated from the University of Florida in 1952 and attended UCLA, and worked at Oak Ridge, TN during his Naval career. A retired Naval Pilot, he flew Corsairs at the end of the Korean War, and served four tours of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He was decorated with seven Purple Hearts, five Distinguish Flying Crosses, 4 Bronze Stars, the Navy Cross, five Silver Stars and 32 Air Medals.

He is survived by his care giver and companion Barbara Summey Sproles, of candler; his wife; Francis Mc David Freeman, of Dallas, NC; a daughter Kerrie Lynn Turner, and her husband, Rick of Marathon, FL; a son: Robert Franklin Freeman, Jr. , of Dallas, NC; sisters; Francis Mannarino, of Vermont; Virginia Reep, of Boger City, NC; a brother Thurman Reep, of Rutherford College, NC;grandchildren; Kia Spry, Terry Glenn Freeman and Shyanne Freeman.

Burial will follow at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
Black Mountain
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Record added: Apr 07, 2008
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Robert Franklin Freeman
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