William B.
William B. "Bill" Freeman III, 93, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019. He was born on October 19, 1925 in Denison, Texas to William Bedford Freeman, Jr. and Helen Elva (Dutton) Freeman. He attended and graduated from Muskogee Central High School. Bill met Mary Louise (Brandenberger) Freeman on Bill's first day at Muskogee Central High School, and it was love at first sight. He had 10 days of boot camp leave from the Navy, he rushed home to marry Mary Louise on April 24, 1944 at Boulevard Christian Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Bill was the Chief of the Administrative Division at the VA Regional Office. After his retirement, he opened his own paper company. He loved to go for drives, especially in his 1969 Pontiac convertible. He enjoyed bowling, tennis, and water skiing and camping with their best friends Gene and Ruby Dye. He has also been a member at Trinity United Methodist Church since 1948.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents William B. Freeman and Helen Elva (Dutton) Freeman, John Wayne Hunt, David Hunt, Michael Hunt, and Roger Lynn Hunt.
He is survived by his wife Mary Louise Freeman of the home; son, Robert Lane Freeman and wife Mary of Muskogee, Oklahoma; cousins, Marilyn Mahan of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Raelynn and Kealey Oliver of Moore, Oklahoma, and Brad and Lisa Taylor of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
A celebration of Bill's life will be 10:00am Friday, October 11, 2019 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma with Reverend Cody Robinson officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.
Published on October 9, 2019


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5 posts

Alice Zachary
Oct 19, 2019
So thankful to have met him and to know his wife Mary. Two of the best, sweetest people I have ever met. Love them both and he will be greatly missed.
Phillip Cheatham
Oct 11, 2019
Sorry for your loss , He will be missed because he can't be replaced. Good friend and brother. He was a member of our DAV Chapter # 7 in Muskogee for many years. He was a member of the Cruis'n Car Club as I am. He will be Loved. Phillip Cheatham DAV Chaplain # 7 Vietnam Veteran 67- 68
Lyle Nelson
Oct 10, 2019
My heart and prayers go out to Mary Louise and Robert for the loss of Bill, He was a fine man, a gentleman, and I was fortunate to call him a friend the many years I knew him. He is in heaven and awaits his family to join him
when it's time. You have some wonderful memories to sustain you. God bless, Lyle
Lyle Nelson
Oct 10, 2019
It was my good fortune to know Bill for many years, and he was the consummate gentleman.
We'll all miss Bill but are better for having been his friend. Blessngs and condolences to Mary and Robert.
Bob and Fran Keown
Oct 10, 2019
We shared a lot of wonderful memories with Bill and Mary Lou through the years. We met them through the Cruisin Angels Car Club. We were fortunate to see him recently at breakfast. He was one of the sweetest, kindest people you could ever meet. You will be missed.