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Porter FREEMAN



FREEMAN, PorterAge 97 of Nolensville, TN, went Home on March 21, 2013. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Elizabeth (Daugherty) Freeman; and son, James Porter Freeman. Born in Paris, TN, Porter was the youngest of six children and spent his childhood at the Tennessee Baptist Children's Home. There, his values about hard work and his love for the outdoors were born and nurtured. He considered the Children's Home a blessing and remained an active alumni member all of his life. Porter and Mary were happily married for 71 years and raised four children. Porter worked as a feed merchant and farmer. He loved to share the fruits of his labor with others. After retiring and moving to Nolensville, he and Mary were active members of the Nolensville Church of Christ. Porter considered it both a privilege and a duty to exercise his right to free speech. He ran for office so many times, he was dubbed "The Perennial Candidate". Although he was never elected to serve, he gained notoriety as "The Voice of the Working Man". Porter is survived by his loving children, Mary Ann (Alfred) Scales; Harry "Brownie" (Tim Frank) Freeman; and Patty Kay (Johnny) Campbell; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. The family would like to thank his devoted caregivers: Deborah Johnson, Ellie Claypool, Ashley Maggard, and the other staff of Visiting Angels of Nashville, Alive Hospice Home Care and nurse, Dominique Lemmers. Your care and support during this last year have been invaluable and a blessing to our family. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road, by Wendell Byrd. Interment Nolensville Cemetery. Family will serve as Pallbearers. Visitation Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-2 p.m. at WOODBINE FUNERAL HOME, HICKORY CHAPEL Directors 615-331-1952 Still Family Owned

Funeral Home

Woodbine-Hickory Chapel
5852 Nolensville Rd. Nashville, TN 37211
615-331-1952

Published in The Tennessean on Mar. 23, 2013
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