Alvin "Al" Richard Freeman
Services for Alvin "Al" Richard Freeman of the Shady Dale Community, OK, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2021 at the Marietta Church of Christ with Pastor Chase Green officiating and John Hobbs assisting. Interment will follow in McAlister Cemetery, Overbrook, OK, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.
Al was born May 6, 1943 in Marietta, the son of Clotilda (Adair) and Sylvan Freeman. He passed away Monday, May 24, 2021 at the age of 78.
Al graduated from Marietta High School with the Class of 1961. He married the love of his life, Linda Kay Cox on August 2, 1963 in Ardmore, OK. She preceded him in death on August 26, 2016. Al and Linda moved to Bell, CA where he worked in the steel industry as a welder. Later they moved to Grand Prairie, TX where he owned/operated an HVAC Business. In 1984, they relocated to the Shady Dale Community. In 1986, Al started working for Marietta Public Schools. He worked there for 30+ years as the head of Maintenance. He also worked in IT and as a bus driver. He over saw several construction projects including Marietta Softball Field and Elementary School. Al was known as the "go to" guy when you had questions. He enjoyed painting, gardening, fishing and was a member of the Desert Foxes dirt bike club in southern California.
Survivors include his daughters, Lisa Radell and husband Roger of Prague, OK and Kathy Brawley and husband Raymond of Wilson, OK; brothers, Bill Freeman and wife Rae of Marietta; sister, Sylvia McDaniel and husband Bobby of Callisburg, TX; brother-in-law, J.D. Walker of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Joann Stinson and husband Bobby of Texas; grandchildren, D.J. Kretzchmar and wife Caitlin, Hannah Prewitt and husband Skyler, Sarah Radell, and Jonathan Radell; great-grandchildren, Alvin, Addie, Emma, Kyser, Kyler, Kayden; special friend Debbie Davis of Marietta; and best friend and cousin, Preston McGehee of Marietta.
Preceding him in death is his wife, parents, and sister, Jayne Walker.
Serving as casket bearers are Preston McGehee, Greg McGehee, Jonathan Radell, D.J. Kretzchmar, Butch Shellenberger, and Skyler Prewitt. Honorary bearers are Allen Woody, John Hobbs, John Thompson, Danny Frazier, Vance Parr, Finley Morgan, and Gary Labeth.
Visitation is Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
On-line condolences: www.wattsfuneralhome.com
Published on May 27, 2021