of Lamar, AR
January 5, 1941 - March 4, 2022
Don Ray Freeman, 81, of Lamar, went to heaven, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Fort Smith. Don was born on January 5, 1941, in the Summerland Community, east of Hagarville, to Norman Lee and Essie Marcella (Thomas) Freeman.Don married the love of his life on June 3, 1961. He was a member of Lee's Chapel Assembly of God Church; a member of Clark Deer Camp and enjoyed watching baseball and football, fox and deer hunting. He worked at Firestone Tire, for over 27 years, was a cattle farmer and raised pullets for 30 years.Don is preceded in death by his parents; wife June Freeman; a brother Delmer; an infant brother, Lonnie; and a niece, Angie Waldo.Don is survived by one son, Michael Freeman; one daughter, Karen and Thomas Nelson; grandchildren: Kayla and Eric Fryar, Jason and Sky Freeman, Summer and Justin Pitts, and Cole Nelson; great- grandchildren, Mia Hamilton, Jase Deal, Clara Freeman, Kenna Fryar and Kelsie Fryar; nieces and nephews: Jackie Harris, Bud Freeman, Luke Freeman, Becky Hardgrave, Sherri Deal, Brian Roper, Mark Waldo and LeighAnn Blackmon; along with numerous great nieces and nephews.Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at Lee's Chapel Assembly of God Church with Bro. Dewayne Holland officiating. Burial will follow in Annie's Chapel Cemetery with Jason Freeman, Cole Nelson, Eric Fryar, Justin Pitts, Luke Freeman and Brian Roper serving as pallbearers.The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Mercy Hospice Care and Don's caregiver, April Pennington.Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home (479) 754-2201. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
condolences to your family
We'll always love you papaw! We can rejoice in the fact that you had a long life full of memories. We know you're in heaven now with mamaw, your parents, Delmer, and so many other family members and friends.
I'm sorry we didn't get to see you that first week you were in the hospital. They didn't tell us we could video chat with you until it was too late. We could have seen you that first Wednesday, but again they didn't let us know. I'll always regret not calling everyday to see if the rules had changed, I just assumed the hospital cared enough to tell us. You must have felt alone those days and we are all sorry. We all love you.
Even though I haven't been in this family very long he was one of my favorite people that I have ever met. I feel so bad for the family because i know that everybody will miss him dearly. But i'm so happy that he is finally in heaven were we will all get to see and hug him again. Also you have to look at the bright side at least he doesn't have to worry about anything and he is not in pain anymore. But I will always keep you in my heart and I will never forget one of the best people alive.
Words cannot express how sorry I am about your dad. He and your mom raised 2 fine children, now they can rejoice together in Heaven. Continued prayers for you all.
Sorry to see the news about the passing of your dad Mike. I be praying for you and your family to some comfort in this difficult time.
I feel so blessed and lucky to have been able to work for and know Don. I miss him already😢 He was so kind and good natured just a wonderful person. Sending continued prayers for comfort and peace for Karen,Mike and his grandchildren🤲 It was truly an honor and privilege to know Don Freeman💕