of Subiaco, AR
June 6, 1940 - June 18, 2023
Due to power outages in the Subiaco area the funeral Service has been moved to Roller Funeral Home in Paris at 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 22, 2023.Joe Matt Freeman, age 83, of Subiaco, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2023, in Paris, Arkansas. Joe Matt was born on June 6, 1940 in Subiaco to William "Logan" Freeman and Ella "Lorene" Freeman, both of whom preceded him in death.He graduated from Scranton High School and married his wife of 63 years, Nelta Elaine Mabry Freeman on July 18, 1959 at Oak Grove Holiness Church. Joe Matt provided for his family in many ways by working for the natural gas drilling industry before becoming a dairy farmer, then becoming a poultry grower for Tyson Foods. He retired from farming and established a small dozer and track hoe service, helping many folks in his community through the years. In 2001, Joe Matt felt a calling to become an ordained minister in the Baptist faith and he lovingly served as pastor of the Subiaco Freewill Baptist Church, now known as the Subiaco Worship Center for many years. In his younger days, Joe Matt enjoyed basketball and softball, as well as fishing and rodeos. He was one of the original founders of the L. J. Allen Rodeo Arena in Scranton and he loved seeing young people, especially his three children, compete in rodeos. He was a long-time member of the McKendree Cemetery Board of Directors and served on the Subiaco Crossroads Rural Fire Department.Survivors include his wife, Nelta of the home in Subiaco; daughter, Robin and husband, Leon Schluterman; son, Joey and wife, Linda Freeman of Scranton and son, Bryan and wife, Shela Freeman of Subiaco; seven grandsons, Curtis and wife, Niki Schluterman, Neal and wife, April Schluterman, Douglas and wife, Andrea Schluterman, and Wesley Schluterman all of Subiaco, Hasten Freeman of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Bryant Lee Freeman and Megan Evans of Charleston, Arkansas; Dustin Freeman and fiance, Ryan Judd of Fayetteville, North Carolina and one granddaughter, Stephanie Elaine Luttrell of Barling, Arkansas. Joe Matt was a great-grandfather to thirteen-great-grandchildren (six girls and seven boys) all of whom were his pride and joy. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 21 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Roller Funeral Home in Paris, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 10:00 am at the Subiaco Worship Center with Pastor J. D. Swaim officiating. Burial will follow at McKendree Cemetery in Subiaco under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Joe Matt's seven grandsons.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe's memory to the McKendree Cemetery Fund at Logan County Bank in Subiaco or Scranton, Arkansas.
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So sorry to hear about Joe Matt. Prayers for you Nelta and your family.Love youKathy Woodard
Been in great church services here on earth but canâ€™t wait to see him walking in Heaven Praying for the family
My Condolences.. prayers to the family..
So sorry to hear about your loss y'all are in our thoughts and prayers
Nelta, so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Have a lot of memories of you two, since we were classmates all through school. Playing basketball with Joe, and you a cheerleader, cheering us on.
Nelta & FamilySo Sorry about Joe Matt's passing. Prayers for all of you. Venita, J.R & Marlo
I am so sorry to hear of Joe Mattâ€™s passing ! Just know that yâ€™all are in my thoughts and prayers! â™¥ï¸
I am the daughter of Lucille Freeman Schouweiler. My deepest condolence s to the entire family. May God bless you through this time
So sorry to read about the passing of Joe Matt. My mom, Maybelene Freeman Sullivan, spoke often of Joe Matt and Nelta. Prayers and comfort for his family at this time.
So sorry to hear of Joe Mattâ€™s passing. He was a wonderful man. I have fond memories of visiting all of you when we came to Grandmother and Grandad Freemanâ€™s. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nelta and all of the family. Love, Marilyn Smith Jennings
Sister Nelta and family, we're so sorry to hear of Brother Joe Matt's passing. He has been in our prayers for many years. What a glorious Homegoing he's had. Praise the LORD we do not sorrow as those who have no hope!! We as believers are going Home soon!! We're praying for y'all
We are very sorry for your loss, Joe Matt was always willing to help anyone if he could, he always had something funny to say to make people laugh. He will be missed.
So sorry for your loss! You all are in our thoughts and prayers!
So sorry Nelta and family. Joe Matt was a good neighbor and always had a smile on his face. Praying that the Lord gives you peace and understanding during this time. Wendy and Steve Denton
We so hate to hear this. Back in my days of quartet singing, Joe Matt was at about everyone we did at Dublin or Scranton. He and Nelta would be there and Joe Matt would be clapping along.Lois said she remembers him yelling over to her at her basketball games about how many points he expected from her each night.Our thoughts and prayers to you all.Jeff and Lois (Tencleve) Duvall
It is with my deepest heart felt sympathy to you Bryan and his family. May God comfort and keep you close.
Prayers with sympathy
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Joe Matt Freeman family for their loss of a great man. A big man with a big heart.
We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.James and Carolyn SewellKenneth, Missy, Brittany and TJ Tucker
Thoughts and prayers for the family. May God give you comfort.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family ðŸ™ðŸ»
Prayers and love for the family. Will be missed but what great memories we have.
God Love You Brother. God Love You Miss Nelta. I Love You both.
He was a light in the darkness.
My condolences to Nelta and family
So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family of a wonderful man
Prayers of comfort to our great neighborâ€™s family at the loss of your loved one. Joe Matt was a good neighbor, helping many, & offered much needed services in our area. He will be truly missed. Thoughts & prayers.
Deepest condolences to the Freeman Family!! Joe Matt was a very good man.He was in the Resthome when my dad Dale was and always talking and watching him for us He was a very good guy to talk to there.Prayers for the whole FamilyðŸ™ðŸ™Peggy & Clifton Wright. Rickey & Debbieâ€™s Wright. Red & Karen Wilder!
I am so sorry tonhear about the passing of Joe Matt. He was always so friendly and loved his family. A very respectful and respected man. Sending my love and condolences to family.
Praying for all family. I will miss our visits. Such a great guy always appreciative of our visits. Fly high my friend walk those streets of gold.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Joe Matt. Prayers for comfort for the family .
My dear friends, Our hearts have been hurting with you ever since we read about Joe Matt's death. We were in shock as we did not know he had taken a turn for the worse. He was fine man that no one could compare to him. Heaven is sweeter now that he is there.We love you guys and you will be in our prayers. James and Monty Lowery
Dear Nelta and Family, Our prayers are with you as we ask for peace, joy, and love for each of you as we all remember the impact Joe Matt has had on the lives of those around him. He had the best examples of good people around him as a young boy and man in his parents. I always knew him to gladly serve and help others. May God's Grace be with you, other family, friends, and those who knew and loved him. Earlene Estes Scott
I am so sorry for your loss. Joe Matt is in a much better place.
Sorry for your loss Nelta prayers for your family.
So sorry for u loss, but he is in Jesus' arms
Joe Matt was a good man. We know he is resting with the Lord. Love this family veryMuch. My prayers our with the family.â¤ï¸
Deepest Condolences to the family.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family now.
I am so sorry to hear about Joe Matt. He always had a smile on his face. He was a great man and will be missed dearly. Prayers for you and your family in this time of need.
Praying for you, Nelta. I love you so much ðŸ’”ðŸ˜
Mr Joe was a wonderful man as well as his family. Prayers
So sorry for your loss. Joe Matt was a wonderful sweet man. We loved hearing him preach at Cornstone and having to beat him Mike and David Payne to the Armadillo Eggs Love and Prayers.Bobby & Rhonda Patton
Very sorry for the loss of Joe Matt he sure was a nice guy that loved his family. Prayers of healing for the family
I'm so very sorry for your families loss. Joe Matt was a real good man.
I am so sorry for your loss. Joe Matt was 10 years older than me so he was someone I looked up to as a young boy. I still remember him speeding down the dirt road in front of our house in his â€˜55 black Chevy and I mean speeding. I loved watching him play basketball. He was so physical under the goal. It was said the Paris football coach visited him wanting him to transfer to Paris to play football. His dad and my dad were great friends being that our properties connected one another. They had a great working buddy relationship . Our dadâ€™s helped one another with their farming duties quite often. I also remember eating many meals at his house and Lorene made the best fried chicken. God bless you and comfort you at this time of loss.
Please accept my condolences on Joe Matt's passing. My prayers are with his family and friends.
So very sorry to hear of JoeMatt death. In our younger years he and Ronnie did a lot together. Prayers for comfort and hoping you enjoy all of the memories you have created with him.
Sorry to hear of your loss may the Lord Comfort your Hearts you are in my Prayers
We are so sorry to hear this news. I know he will be miss by all who knew him. Know you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are out of town and will not be able to make the service.
Nelta, Robin, Joe and Bryan.Sorry to hear about Joe Matt's passing. He was a good man and friend to so many. He was always ready to help anyone who needed it no matter when it was. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.Paul and Melissa Frederick