Rev. Lester Lloyd Freeman, 87, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born in Greenville, CA, May 30, 1933, to parents Lester Roland and Bernice Elaine (Ware) Freeman.
Rev. Freeman was a loving husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend. He married the love of his life, Glenna Mae Clements, on January 22, 1956, and to this union four children were born. He served in the United States Army during the Korean war. He drove a truck for a little while, and enjoyed his time working as a carpenter. Rev. Freeman was a member of the Patterson Assembly of God Church. He loved talking about the Lord and sharing the Word of God. Rev. Freeman ministered for about sixty-five years. He liked computers; he loved learning, carpentry, fishing, and hunting. He also enjoyed working with the Ministerial Alliance Food Bank. Above all, Rev. Freeman loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the Lord. He will be missed by his family, friends, and community.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sons: Steven Lester Freeman, one infant son; grandson: Steven Lloyd Freeman; brothers: Edward, James, and Paul Freeman.
Rev. Freeman is survived by his loving and devoted wife of sixty-four years; children: Martha McDonald of Piedmont, Mary Marbut and husband Greg of Fordland; grandchildren: Dawn (Freeman) Crutchley and husband Kenny, Larissa (Brawley) Wandro and husband Kurt, Jennifer McDonald; Amanda (McDonald) Haws and husband Nathan; Kelsey (Freeman) Lee and husband Billy; great-grandchildren: Adam, Blake and Noah Whyers, Keaton and Grayson Wandro, Kenzie Crossland, Isabelle Loney, Jonathan, Evelyn and Madilyn Haws.
Visitation was held at 11:30 am, Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at Ruegg Funeral Home in the Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service followed at 1:00 pm, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Pastor Richard Sanders ministered to the family. Pallbearers were Greg Marbut, Marvin McDonald, Jr., Nathan Haws, Gary Shearrer, Wally Griggs. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
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