(Orange, Texas)

April 8, 2013

Chester Nimitz Freeman

The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Chester Nimitz Freeman, age 66, of West Orange, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on April 7, 2013.

Chester was born August 11, 1946 in Orange, Texas to Robert and Ruby Curl Freeman.  He was honorably retired from the U.S. Navy, March of 1970.  Chester was a member of Calvary Baptist in West Orange and was a member of DAV, FRA and American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Freeman and mother, Ruby Lucille Freeman, brother, Bobby Allen Sarver, sister, Carrie Franklin.

He is survived by his wife, Francis Motley Freeman of 40 ? years of West Orange TX.; sons, Fred A. Freeman and Jason N. Freeman both of West Orange, TX, Jason Companion and Sumnar Strayhorn, her daughter Akiyah Ward of Port Arthur, TX.; sisters, JoAnn Demon of Bridge City, TX, Myrtle (Sissy) Holmes of Orange, TX; brothers and sister-in-laws, Louis Freeman and wife, Carolyn (Sue) of Vinton, LA, Ruben Freeman and his wife, Shirley of Bridge City, TX; aunt, Shirley Waldrop of Jasper County, and nine nieces and thirteen nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Dorman Funeral Home from 5 pm until 9:00 PM.  The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Millner and Rev. Kevin Trinkle officiating.  Internment will be in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange, with military services.

Pallbearers will be, Howard Hobden, Robert Franklin, Troy Shelton, Harry Franklin, Michel Davis, Bobby Shelton.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Louis Freeman, Ruben Freeman, Harry Hobden and Arthur Hobden. Condolences may be sent for the family at

The family would like to wish a special “Thank You” to the staff at St. Mary’s and the 2nd floor nursing staff, Dr Thome and his staff.  Dr. Martin and his staff, Dr. Vertil and his staff, Dr. Badlissi and his staff, Dr. Harris and his staff, Group Care for their loving care and support, Bless all of you.  A really special thank you to River City Hospice for their loving care and support.

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