Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2000

Charles Franklin "Frank" Freeman

Charles Franklin "Frank" Freeman, a resident of St. Ann's Care Center in Juneau, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000.

He was born May 1, 1912. He served during World War II in the Philippines campaign and was a disabled veteran who was decorated twice.

A long-time resident of Northeast Oklahoma, Freeman was instrumental in forming one of the first rural water systems in that area and served on the board of the rural water district for many years. He served one term as president of the Board of Deacons of the Sapulpa, Okla., First Church of the Nazarene and also served two years as president of the Board of Education of Allen-Bowden School District No. 35.

In his younger years, after graduating from high school, he played baseball for various company teams that dotted the Southwest. His baseball ambitions were cut short by World War II.

He was a member of the (Creek) Muscogee Tribe.

The family writes that his zest for life and passion for faith, family and baseball were notable, and he will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife, Eathel Fern Freeman of St. Ann's Care Center; his son, Frank Freeman; daughter-in-law, Brenda Freeman; and grandchildren, Heidi, Seth and Kalsa Freeman and Matthew Freeman, all of Juneau. He has numerous nieces and nephews in Oklahoma and Missouri.

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