Willie Chestly Freeman, 93, of Bear Creek died Saturday November 19, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones.
Mr. Freeman was born in Alamance County on August 27, 1929, to the late Pearl Freeman. In addition to his mother Willie is preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mildred Brewer and daughters Kathy Hefner and Janice Lambert, a sister Maxine Brewer and grandson Kevin Gaines.
Willie served in the Army during WWII, he was a mechanic and an all-around handyman for many in the community. He enjoyed farming and working on cars.
Mr. Freeman is survived by daughters: Ann and Dale Ray of Bear Creek, Betty Stephens of Wendell, and Tina and Steve Gaines of Goldston; brother: Raney Porterfield of Graham, and 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 8 great great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 11:00 am at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC 902 Bear Creek with Rev. Darrell Garner and Rev. Neal Kight officiating. Burial will follow at the Freeman Family Cemetery 1688 Vander Oldham Rd, Bear Creek.
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Freeman family.