Robert Edward Freeman

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ARLINGTON -- Robert "Bob" Edward Freeman, 81, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Arlington. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: 1:00 p.m. Tuesday Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Lane A. Visitation: The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home. Bob was born on August 23, 1931 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Edward Naman Freeman and Nora Blight Freeman. He was raised in Seattle and was a member of Franklin High School Class of '49. He retired after achieving the rank of Captain in the Washington State Army National Guard. Bob worked for 21 years for Associated Grocers before moving with his wife and six children to Arlington in 1974. He worked for many years as a purchasing manager for McDonald's Corporation. He enjoyed coaching little league soccer and baseball teams. Bob served as a president of the Quail Hollow Home Owners Association. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Donald and Dennis Freeman. Survivors: Wife of 56 years, Wilma Freeman; children, Greg Freeman and wife, Candy, Scott Freeman and wife, Iris, Curt Freeman, Janelle Freeman, Eric Freeman and wife, Susan, Laura Marquard and husband, Brian; grandchildren, Gregory, Wendy, Elizabeth, Holly, Maxl, Ben, Drew; and numerous other family members. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Dear Freeman Family,
    Sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. It has been many many years, but I remember working with Bob when he was the Purchasing Manager for McDonald’s Corp. He was always on top of things. May the Lord provide his comfort to you. Thank You Bob for serving our country.

  2. Mrs. Freeman – I am so sorry for the loss of your husband Robert. It was a pleasure having him as one of my patients. I will truly miss him and miss seeing and talking to you. Thank you for sharing your stories with me,I enjoyed them. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Laura, you and your family have our deepest sympathies. We will keep you all in our thoughts.

  4. My heart goes out to such a wonderful family. I feel blessed to just have known such a wonderful father. He let me drive Laura’s first car before she got to drive. Thanks Bob for trusting me.

  5. We love you Laura and Brian and your family as well. We are thinking of you now and will be continuing to do so going forward. Though we didn’t know Bob, we are thankful for they way he and your Mom raised you up to be a close family, so friendly and caring, so full of love for others…your dad must have been a special special man and we are looking forward to getting to know your Mom. We hope our love for all of you will wrap you up with our caring as you all move forward in the next days.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will always remember Coach Freeman with love and gratitude for being a wonderful soccer coach, father, and role model of how to balance hard work and raising a wonderful family. He will be missed.

  7. Wilma and the Freeman family, May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Your strength as a family will provide comfort.

  8. Dearest Laura & her loving family,
    We are so terribly sorry that you have lost your Daddy. We know that he meant so much to you. No words can take away the heartbreak of losing him, but we hope you will find comfort & joy in your many memories of him. These pictures show a rich life of love and family – may those gifts be your strength in the days ahead. Much love & warmest thoughts for all of you.

  9. Laura and Brian, you and your family are in my thoughts. I hope you can find some comfort in these kind words of others while knowing that so many will treasure his memory. From the brief time I have spent with your family, I can tell that your father was a tremendously caring person which was reflected through your entire family. My heart is with you during this difficult time.

  10. I can remember Uncle Bob and Aunt Wilma coming to visit on multiple occasions, both so full of love, always smiling, laughing and telling stories. On one occasion I remember sharing ice cream together. I am so blessed to have them both in my family and life. After visiting their home last September, I was so touched by their obvious love for eachother- still alive and well after all these years. Uncle Bob was so sweet, giving me a tour around the house and a big hug so full of love, inviting me back anytime. Their amazing capacity to live life fully and love eachother through thick and thin is truly something to admire and aspire after. I could only hope to live life as fully and raise such an amazing family as these two have. Uncle Bob will be missed but I know his love and fun stories will live on for many generation. Prayers and love out to all his loved ones, I know he will be missed.

  11. Condolences to the Frreman family. Although I didn’t specifically know Mr. Freeman, he clearly was a fine family man that led an interesting, productive and well-rounded life. Mr. Freeman has positively impacted my life through his and Mrs. Freeman’s children, all good and impactful friends. Rest in peace Mr. Freeman.

  12. Laura and family,

    We are so sorry about your beloved Daddy. We would love to learn more about him and hear about his life. You have his eyes! We are praying for you and your family and are here for you if you need anything.

    Mark and Kelly Meyer

  13. Amy and I extend our condolences to you, Freeman family and friends, for your loss. I remember meeting your pop at a Subway in Denton way back when Laura was just a young college kid. I appreciate and enjoy spending time with all of you at your family gatherings and events and always welcoming me into your homes. Much love and prayers, Paul and Amy Aguirre

  14. Wilma, Laura and family,

    I was so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I’ll never forget the kindness that he and your family showed me when I was living in the area and my own family was far away.

    You are in my thoughts and I hope that you will soon begin to heal from this loss.

    I love you all.

  15. Laura and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Shawn & Abby Dalton

  16. To my friend Laura and all of the Freeman family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Robert will truly be missed, and in all of the years I have known Laura and Kurt, their dad was always an important part of their lives. Having met Robert on several occasions, I could see what a great person he was, and it makes his time here seem all that much shorter now that he is gone. I pray for your family in this difficult time, and I know that the great love and memories of Robert will keep him close in your hearts.

    My deepest condolences,
    Ben Sewell

  17. I will always remember Mr. Freeman as one of the nicest men I ever met. I had the priviledge of being very close to his family growing up. All six of his children were very special to me. I have since lost contact with them but think of all of them constantly. I miss those times dearly.

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