Walter Monroe Freeman, Sr. was born on August 8, 1928, to the late Monroe Freeman and Ethel Thomas Freeman in Tuscumbia, Alabama. He was the fifth child of nine children born to this union. Walter was a man who loved the Lord and followed in his steps. At an early age he accepted Christ in 1939 and joined the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of the late Rev. James Smith. He served faithfully as a deacon and was ordained in 1953. He served as chairman of the board for many years. He was a member of the Missionary Society and president of club #7. Walter attended the Colbert County School System. He worked as foreman and retired from Reynolds Metal Company After 36 years of service. In 1972 he married His wife, Margaret Freeman. He was preceded in death by his parents. Monroe Freeman and Ethel Freeman. Two sons: Walter Freeman, Jr. and David Freeman; Two sisters: Johnnie Mae Darby and Isabel Butler. Six brothers: Calvin, Clyde, George, Thomas Lee, Jackie and Wilfred Freeman; one grandchild: Curtis Freeman.
Walter is survived by his devoted wife: Margaret Vinson Freeman of 51 years- Florence, Alabama; one grandchild: Carla (Jacob) Goerlich- Elgin, South Carolina; one granddaughter-inlaw: Maki Freeman- Elgin, South Carolina; two great grandchildren: Kenji (Dominique) Freeman- Fort Rucker, Alabama and Miya Freeman- Elgin, South Carolina; one great-great granddaughter: Kimiko Freeman; one brother-in-law: Timothy Vinson, Jr.- Sheffield, Alabama; sisters-in-law: Cleopatra (Berkeley) Brooks- Hillsboro, Alabama, Dora Vinson- Muscle Shoals, Alabama. A very special loving and caring nephew and niece: Jessie Ray Freeman and Rochelle Vinson and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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