M. Freeman Brown
September 4, 1924 – March 14, 2018
M. Freeman Brown was born on September 4, 1924 in Dickson, Tennessee to Carl and Essie Brown. He passed away on March 14, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the sixth of nine children. He joined the US Navy on December 14, 1942, at the age of 18. In 1943 while stationed at 29 Palms Naval Base, he met and fell in love with a beautiful young girl named Pauline Caldwell. They were married on July 29, 1944 in Modesto, California. In 1946 they moved to Ainsworth, Nebraska, where their first child was born.
Though they were told they were too young, and it would never last, their union lasted 66 years, eleven months, and one day.
Most important in Freeman’s life was his relationship with God. He was a true Christian and loved studying and reading the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. He lived his life accordingly and led by example, leading and encouraging others to follow Christ’s teachings. He spent many years as an elder in the Church of Christ and was constantly helping others.
Freeman and Pauline had eleven children—six sons and five daughters. As time passed he had 208 descendants. Freeman was a charmer. He never met a stranger. Freeman had a strong work ethic, and had an abundance of love, respect, friends and family. He loved playing cards, playing dice games, hot sauce, biscuits and gravy, hugs, traveling and a good old-fashioned singing.
Freeman is survived by sons: Carlton (Wende), Paul (Lois), Buster, Dale (Kimberly), Greg (Marilyn) and Sterling (Frances); daughters: Joy Price (Lloyd), Diana Dulaney (David), Raylene Ellis (Terry), Susan Cawthon (Danny), and Karen Smith (K.C.); 208 descendants, and two sisters, Beulah Tyler and Thelma Caldwell. Freeman was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Pauline; brothers: Clint, J. D., Roy, Harold, and Glenn, sister, Ona; and a great-granddaughter, Katie Bohnenkamp.
VISITATION will be on Sunday, March 18th from 1pm to 5pm at Sunny Slope Church of Christ, 3606 N. 108th St. His FUNERAL will be on Monday, March 19th at 10am at Sunny Slope Church of Christ, with interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 7909 Mormon Bridge Road; military honors by American Legion Post #1. Those wishing to make a contribution may do so to Sunny Slope Church of Christ.