Bobby Freeman Sr.

Bobby Freeman Sr., 80, of Paris died at his home Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home. A memorial service to follow at 10 a.m. with Carol Wade and Brent Greer officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Henry County Commission and Henry High School class of 1956.

Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery at a later date.

Freeman was born July 19, 1937, in Gum Springs, Henry County, to the late Albert Blake and Mildred Henry Freeman.

He was married to Shelby Murray Freeman of Paris on Sept. 1, 1956.

Freeman was a Henry County Commissioner since 1975 and also a certified purchasing manager and CEO of Sally Lane Candies. He served on numerous boards in the community and was an elder of First Presbyterian Church in Paris. He was a Mason for more than 50 years and a member of Al Chymia Shrine. He was also a past president of Paris Country Club, worked and retired from Emerson Electric Co., was a former member of the Tennessee Army National Guard and a 1956 graduate of Henry High School.

Freeman is survived by a daughter: Pam (Rick) Freeman Rockwell of Paris; a son Bobby “Rob” (Kathryn Baggett) Freeman Jr. of Paris; a sister: Margaret Ann (Joe) Speight of South Fulton, Ky.; a sister-in-law: Helen Freeman of Paris; two brothers: Jerry Freeman of Texas and Danny (Sherry) Freeman of Paris; four grandchildren: Margaret Amelia Kate and Madeline Lee Martin, Bobby “Tripp” Freeman III and Kathryn Holcomb; and a great-grandson, Tate Carpenter Lee.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Roy Freeman, who died in 2013; and a cousin: Mary Lou (Everett) Roberts.

Memorials may be made to Henry County Helping Hand. 

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