Wayne Freeman, 80, passed away on April 24, 2021 in Cookville, TX. He was born on August 13, 1940 in Mt. Pleasant, TX to John E. Freeman and Marie (Crabtree) Freeman.

Wayne was a retired mechanic from TXU, a veteran of the United States National Guard, and was a member of the Argo Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Eddie and Phyllis Freeman and dear to his heart, granddaughter, Miranda Garcia; great granddaughters, Hope Powell and Scarlet Garcia, bonus grandchildren, Nick Lewis, Terrell Sheedy, and Katie Sheedy and their children, Hyleigh, Jewel, Phoenix, Lannem, Karli, Deakon, Jax and Kristian; sister and brother in law, Janice and Ed Tippit; special people, Eugenia Freeman and Tonya Larson.

Wayne was preceded in death by wife, JoNell Freeman; brother, Edward Freeman; sisters, Judy Gregg and Freida Wilson; parents, John E. and Marie Freeman.

Family received friends at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. A service was held at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM. Burial followed at Coopers Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Argo Missionary Baptist Youth.

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