Virgil Dale Freelen, 71, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, at his home while surrounded by family.
Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tiny Freelen, Rev. Robert Myre, and Rev. Randy Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral.
Virgil, the son of Tiny John Freelen & Mary Dotson Freelen, was born Sept. 1, 1951, in Red Bud, IL.
His career with the Campbell Soup Company spanned twenty-eight and one half years before his retirement. Virgil then worked nine years with the Chisum ISD as a bus driver and custodian. He was a member of Living Word Pentecostal Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents and eight siblings, Dorothy Mae Freelen, Dorothy Jo Johnson, Johnny Luther Freelen, Mary Jane Kelly, Donald Russell Freelen, Gary Freelen, Rev. Hank James Freelen, and Ricky Eugene Freelen.
Survivors include his wife, Dee Dee Huber Freelen, whom he married on Dec. 18, 1971, building fifty years of family and memories, three children, Wanda Armstrong & husband Randy, Dale Freelen & wife Ginger, and Chris Freelen & wife Tonya, grandchildren, J. J. Freelen & wife Lachelle, Will Freelen & wife Jenn, Olivia Freelen, J. D. Freelen, Kayla Freelen, Randi Dawn Armstrong, and Lee Armstrong, great grandchildren, Dean Townsend, Colt Townsend, Morgan Townsend, and Fletcher Freelen, a brother, Rev. Tiny Freelen & wife Sissie, sisters-in-law, Donna Freelen, Bunny Freelen, Sandra Freelen, and Sandy Freelen, along with numerous nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
Casket bearers will be: Gavin Freelen, Lee Armstrong, J. D. Freelen, J. J. Freelen, Bruce Freelen, and B. J. Smith. Randy Armstrong, Jesse Freelen, Joey Freelen, Donavan Kelly, and Ronny Bolton will serve as honorary bearers.
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