Reverend Ralph "R.L." Freeman "PawPaw"
Funeral services for Reverend Ralph Lee "R.L." Freeman, 76, of Cement, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 in the Full Gospel Church with Pastor Aaron Bird officiating and Reverend Raymond McPherson and Pastor Alice Wendling assisting.
On May 26, 1941 R.L. Freeman was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Fred A. Freeman and Carmie B. (Pate) Freeman. He passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 in Cement, Oklahoma.
R.L. was welcomed into the family and grew up with his brother, Arnold Junior and sisters, Sharon and Kathy. He attended Chickasha Public Schools and worked various jobs throughout his life. For many years he drove a truck across the country. Later, R.L. retired from Justin Inc. where he worked with Floyd Reedy for many years.
He met Laquetta "Maria" Sharp and they were married and had three children, Ronnie, Randy, and Lanette. Later R.L.'s life started to change and he met Evelyn Jo Fox and they got married and had two sons, Wesley and Donald Gene.
R.L., known by many as "PawPaw", and Jo attended Full Gospel Church in Chickasha and R.L. loved to work in the church with Jo working right by his side. He was Superintendent for Pastor Alice Wendling for many years, even after Jo's passing.
He continued to be faithful to God and was blessed with a new love, Donna Clift and her sons. R.L. and Donna were married and were affiliated with the Life Journey Church in Cement. He always put God first then his family. He enjoyed fishing and camping. He will be greatly missed.
R.L. was preceded in death by both parents; his wife, Evelyn Jo; brother, Arnold Junior Freeman; sister, Sharon Kay Simpson; and son, Randy Lynn Freeman.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, of the home; son, Wesley Freeman and wife, Christine, of Ninnekah; son, Donald Gene Freeman and wife, Felicia, of Tulsa; son, Ronnie Freeman and Sandra, daughter, Lanette Freeman and Sam, and daughter-in-law, Cleta Freeman, all of Ardmore; step-son, Derrek Clift and wife, Jessica of Cement; step-son, Justin Clift of Cement; sister, Kathy Comstock and husband, Roger of Arapaho; brother-in-law, Zearl Simpson of Oklahoma City; fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; many friends and other extended family.
Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ferguson-funeralhome.com.
Published on December 20, 2017