Robert Felton Freeman

Robert Felton Freeman, 79, of Midland, passed away on July 20, 2014. The family will be accepting guests from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home, 3800 N Big Spring St., Midland, Texas. No other services will be held. Robert "Bob" was born April 19, 1935 in Lamesa, Texas to Lucille and Lorenzo Daily Freeman. After graduating from Klondike High School in Dawson County, Texas, he worked for Gulf Oil Corp. He was a student at Texas Tech from 1955-1958. After three years at Texas Tech, he entered the United States Army in November 1958. He was with the 1st Missile Battalion, 41st Field Artillery (Honest John) Regiment on the Czechoslovakian border during the Cold War. He was an Operations Intelligent Specialist and calculated mathematical coordinates to put Nuclear Warheads in place. He was stationed in Germany for two years and was released from active duty in February 1962. After farming for a year, he entered the Baylor University Law School, where he earned his Law Degree and ultimately his Juris Doctorate. While attending Baylor, he was active in student government, serving on the Board of Governors of the Student Bar Association, and Secretary/Treasurer of his senior class. He was also a member of Delta Theta Phi, the national law fraternity. He was admitted to the Texas Bar Association, December 1965, and admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U. S. Western District of Texas. He practiced General, Civil and Criminal law in State, Federal and Appellate Courts and provided Probate, Personal Injury and Family Law to many clients. He came to Midland shortly after his graduation. He worked for a year as a member of the Kerr, Fitzgerald, and Kerr Law Firm and was appointed Assistant District Attorney May 16, 1966. He was Assistant District Attorney for three years before opening a private law practice in 1969, housed in the Petroleum Life Building until 1975. His former law partners were the Honorable John G. Hyde from 1975 to 1990 and J. Brian Martin from 1982 to 1990. He re-opened a private practice again in May 1990. He was a member of the Midland County Bar Association, State Bar of Texas and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He was a member of the Waco Masonic Lodge 92 and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a past member of the Midland Scottish Rite Association. While there was never room for any gray areas in his life, he appreciated the black and white letter of the law and remained steadfast and true to his convictions and traditions. The family would like to express deepest appreciation and grateful thanks to all the administrators, nurses, caregivers and volunteers at Home Hospice of Midland and Home Care Assistance of Midland who gave so generously of their time and talents. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Doris "Suzy" Freeman; step-daughters, Melissa McGlothlin King of Colorado and LizBeth McGlothlin Frazier and husband, Steve Frazier, of Colorado; brother, Jimmy Freeman of Lamesa, Texas; and sister-in-law, Mrs. L.D. (Margaret) Freeman of Lubbock, Texas; grandchildren, Tyler Gray, Erin Frazier, Matthew Frazier, Allison Frazier Ashley and her husband, Allen Ashley, all of Colorado; great-grandson, Levi Ashley; nieces, Crystal, Melony, Jill, Julie, Sandra, Rhonda and Linda. He is also survived by step-children, Stephanie and husband, Mark Wilson, and their daughter, Reve, of San Antonio, Texas, Hillori Hager of Dallas, Texas, and Aaron Hall of Midland, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cora Lucille Horn Freeman and Lorenzo Daily Freeman; and brother, L. D. Freeman, Jr. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219-3993, and Home Hospice of Midland, 901 W. Missouri, Midland, Texas 79701. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.

Funeral Home

Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home
3800 N Big Spring St Midland, TX 79710
(432) 550-5800

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram from July 23 to July 25, 2014