James Howell Freeman (1942 - 2016)

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James "Jim" Howell Freeman, 73, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016. Mr. Freeman was a native of Murfreesboro. He was the son of the late Lawrence and Isa Lee Freeman. Survivors include his sister, Sue (Bobby) Copeland, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; daughter, Lee (Eric) Robinson, of Nashville, Tenn.; son, David Freeman, of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandsons, Brandon Robinson and John Robinson. He was a former Middle Tennessee State University sports information director and public relations expert for Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Super speedway. His civic involvement included serving as past president and board member of the Talladega Rotary Club and as a board member of the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce. He was also president and campaign director of the North Talladega County United Way. Freeman was involved with Leadership Talladega County. Freeman holds Bachelor of Science (1969) and Masters of Education (1973) degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. After moving back to Murfreesboro following his retirement, Freeman also assisted the current MT Athletic Communications staff as the football press box announcer, media greeter and feature writer. Memorials in memory of Mr. Freeman can be made to the Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame at MTSU Athletics/Hall of Fame at 1672 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37132 attention of Jim Simpson. Funeral arrangements are as follows at Murfreesboro's Woodfin's Funeral Chapel Tuesday visitation from 3 until 7 p.m., Wednesday visitation from noon until 1 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. and Evergreen Cemetery graveside service with military honors at 2 p.m. An online guestbook is available at www.woodfinchapel.com. Woodfin Memorial Chapel 615-893-5151
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Woodfin Funeral Chapel
1488 LASCASSAS PIKE
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-5151
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Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 8, 2016
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