Age 89, passed away February 4, 2013. Oldest of nine children, he was born December the 26, 1923, in FriscoCity, Alabama to Robert Freeman Cross and Francis Annie Webb. He married Marjorie Louise Newkirk (died 1996) on April 8, 1944. with three children: Sandra Lea Philpott (Oakland); James Timothy Cross (died 1995); Steven Michael Cross (Eugene); eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren.
Freeman was a Navy Veteran of WWII. After leaving the Navy in 1945, he spent many years logging and settled in working for Roseburg Lumber, Plant 1 under the local 2949, where he retired after 26 years.
Services will be held February 16th at 11 a.m. by Pastor Steve Schenewerk of Winston Community Baptist Church, 91 SE Thompson St, in Winston, Oregon. A potluck celebration of life to follow. Arrangements by Taylors Family Mortuary.