Wayne D. Freeman
Published 4:56 pm Monday, November 10, 2014
A Funeral Mass for Wayne D. Freeman, 70, of Carriere, Miss., who passed away Friday, November 7, 2014, will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Picayune, Miss. Visitation will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at St. Charles Borromeo Church.
Father Joseph Truong Trinh will officiate the services. Burial will be at a later date at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
A native of Dallas, TX, he was a veteran of the US Army, having served a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968 as a combat medical corpsman. He was honorably discharged in 1973, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star awards.
He moved to Louisiana in 1965, retiring from Union Carbide Chemicals after 33 years of service. He and his wife moved to Carriere in 2006.
He had an avid love of the outdoors and nature, with his favorite hobbies being fishing and hunting. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather dedicated to his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents R. Douglass Freeman and Girdna James Freeman of Dallas, TX; brother, Jack Freeman of Dallas, TX, and infant son, Jeffrey D. Freeman.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Patricia George Freeman; his sons Daniel W. Freeman (Dionne) and Andrew M. Freeman (Whitney), and granddaughter, Malley Freeman; his sister Sherry F. Jaffe, and numerous nieces and nephews. Wayne leaves behind a host of cherished lifelong friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his honor to Fisher House Foundation (fisherhouse.org), a charity that provides a “home away from home” for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
The family wishes to thank Notre Dame Hospice for the excellent care and service provided during our husband and father’s illness.
“In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be.” (John 14:1-3).
Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Please visit our website for the obituary. www.picayunefuneral.com