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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.

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