CARBONDALE — Everett Leon Freeman, passed away at 6:53 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Herrin Hospital.
Everett was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Carbondale, to Everett and Nora (Morris) Freeman.
He married Brenda Williams on Feb. 15, 1960, in Elizabethtown. They shared 54 years together.
He owned and operated Southern Illinois Lock and Key for more than 30 years and was a pastor at Sunfield Baptist Church in Du Quoin for more than 25 years.
Survivors include wife, Brenda Freeman of Carbondale; son, Richard Freeman of Carbondale; daughter, Debbie DaRosa of Herrin; sisters, Lois Weinstein of Peoria, and Donna Ridings of Bartonville; grandchildren, Jeremy Freeman of Carbondale, Nikki Schumacher of Herrin, Travis Drone of Round Rock, Texas, and Sarah DaRosa of New Jersey; great-grandchildren, Elia and Alex Schumacher, five nieces and two Nephews; sister-in-law, Linda Huffman and husband, John of Carbondale; and Everett’s best pal, Sophie, his beloved dog and friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dollie Freeman.
Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. today, Nov. 13, in North County Line Cemetery, with Pastor Laura Stearns officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale.
Memorials may be made to Sunfield Baptist Church of Du Quoin, 3203 U.S. Highway 51, Du Quoin, IL 62832 or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959.