George Freeman

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Funeral Services for George W. Freeman have been scheduled for 2:00 PM, Friday, May 19, 2017 at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with a private interment at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home. Friends may visit the funeral home on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, with family there to greet visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.


George Washington Freeman was born at home on Tuesday, August 20, 1918 in Nauvoo, Stone County, Missouri, the second born of thirteen children, to Henry Eli and Ada Frances (Sharpe) Freeman. George passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at University Village Health Care Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was a resident for 12 years. He was 98 years of age.


George graduated from Blue Eye High School, near Branson, Missouri. In high school he received commendations for vocal and clarinet performance. George was first a fiddle player at a young age, and then guitar. He sang as well in his youth and through his adult life. He enjoyed playing fiddle and guitar with friends and family all his life. George married Miss Ruth Swofford on May 15, 1940 in Harrison, Arkansas. They celebrated nearly 74 years of marriage, before Ruth preceded him in death on January 1, 2014. George worked as a Hydraulics Specialist and Inspector, retiring at the age of 65 from Rockwell International. He was a member of the crew that did work on Apollo 1 at Cape Kennedy (now Cape Canaveral). George was a longtime member of Woodlake Church in Tulsa. Memorials may be made to a church of your choice.

George is survived by,

Daughter,Freeda (Tom) Sullivent, Tulsa, OK
Son,Harold D. (Linda) Freeman, Bentonville, AR
Grandchildren, Tom Jr. (Jana) Sullivent, Jenks, OK
Tamara (Brian) Hightower, Derby, KS
Brett (Mary) Freeman, Broken Arrow, OK
Lonnie (Laurie) Freeman, Nikiski, AK
Step Grandson, Forest Miller, Stilwell, OK
Great Grandchildren, Trey, Trenton and Emma Sullivent, Jessica and Jacob Freeman, Monte Freeman

2 Step Great Granddaughters, Allison and Emily Hightower

Brothers,Jack (Linda) Freeman, Claremore, OK
Joe Allen (Becky) Freeman, Springfield, MO

Many nieces, nephews and other family