Paul Adkins, Sports Editor

March 25, 2013

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Robert Lee Freeman, 71, of Wheatley Branch of Chapmanville, departed this life Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

Born February 18, 1942, in Whitman, he was a son of the late Alfred and Dorothy Moore Freeman. Also preceding him in death was his infant son, Merlin Lee Freeman; two brothers, Merlin Freeman and Earl Freeman, and one sister, Helen Maynard.

Bobby enjoyed spending time with his great-grandson, Anthony, and great-granddaughter, Emily. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Mae Elkins Freeman; two daughters, Sharon (Wayne) Toppings and Kathy (Steven) Savage, both of Chapmanville; two brothers, Dale (Brenda) Freeman and Ermil (Edna) Freeman, both of Chapmanville; four grandchildren, Sandra (Millard A.) Mullins, Crystal Toppings (Dave Endicott), Heather (Mark) Adkins and Sabrina Savage; two great-grandchildren, Anthony Scott Mullins and Emily Madison Mullins; and his special brother-in-law, Charlie Elkins, and his special friends, Ken Maynard, Mike Casey and John Purkey.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Freeman Funeral Home with Carlton Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Elkins Family Cemetery at Wheatley Branch.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Toppings, Steven Savage, Mark Adkins, Dave Endicott, Millard Mullins, Steve Freeman, Jeff Browning and Jason Freeman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Freeman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 4306, Chapmanville, WV 25508.

Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of arrangements.