Wesley Sparrer "Cpt Wes" Freeman
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Wesley "Cpt Wes" Sparrer Freeman, 81, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 with his beloved wife Nellie by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Frances Freeman. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nellie; four children, Donnie Freeman (Suzanne), Joy Davis, Daryl Freeman (Teresa), and Jennifer May (Cris); six grandchildren, Ryan, Krystal, Joshua (Allie), Amanda, Daniel, and Cameron; two great-grands, Dakota and Payton; siblings Annie Roundy (Frank), Bertha Ward (Jerry), and Edward Freeman; and many other loving family members. Cpt Wes was a proud graduate of Poquoson High Class of 1956, and obtained his Associates in Applied Fire Science from TNCC (Cum Laude). He was a Navy Veteran, serving aboard the USS Saratoga. He also worked at the NN Shipyard prior to joining the Hampton Fire Department where he retired as a Captain after 30 years of service. Cpt Wes was a lifetime member of Tabernacle UMC, and the Poquoson Volunteer Fire Department. He also belonged to the Peninsula Saltwater Sport Fisherman's Association, JOUAM, and Lafayette Gun Club. His passions were fishing with friends and family, hunting quail with his dogs, dancing with his wife, and adventuring to Long Beach and Vegas with his wife and kids. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A Celebration of Cpt Wes' life will be held at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Poquoson at 2:00 PM, Nov. 10, led by Rev. James N. Earley II. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the Poquoson Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad, PO Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to clatorrollins.com .

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Published in Daily Press from Nov. 5 to Nov. 7, 2018.
Celebration of Life
02:00 PM
Tabernacle United Methodist Church
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November 10, 2018
May you find comfort, peace, and strength in your memories. With Deepest Sympathy, Elizabeth Dixon Holt
Elizabeth Dixon HOLT
November 9, 2018
Donnie and the Freeman family: Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father, husband, grandfather. We are praying that the Lord comforts you with His presence and peace.

Sincerely in His Love

Pam, Alicia, and Lyman Hubbard
November 9, 2018
Nellie, Carol and I are saddened to hear of Wesley's passing. Kevin told us a couple of weeks ago that he was not doing well. No finer person ever walked God's earth than Wesley Freeman.
Nelson Barnes
November 9, 2018
Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Nellie Freeman and the entire Freeman family. The Daughter of Charles Parish Chapter NSDAR.
Karen Pogoloff
November 8, 2018
Joy my friend I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know he and your Mom have been a rock for you. My prayers for your healing. I am so sorry but right now I am out of the country.
Love you bunches
November 7, 2018
Nellie, I am so sorry to hear of Wesley's passing . He was such a sweet man. I truly enjoyed talking to you both at Steve's. RIP Wesley
Frances Persinger
November 7, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 7, 2018
Joy: so sorry for your loss. May memories of happier days comfort you and your family in the difficult days ahead.!
Joyce Wright
November 5, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Wesley's passing .We'll miss his wonderful smile and the twinkle in his eyes. Wes was always so friendly and easy going .
John Hanson jr
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