John Sa­muel Free­man

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries/news -

CHAR­LOTTE — John Sa­muel Free­man, 74, of Char­lotte passed away Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22, 2018. Born in Durham County, NC on Oc­to­ber 27, 1944, he was the son of the late Sa­muel Wil­liamson Free­man and Vi­vian Lee Jenk­ins Free­man. John was a for­mer mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church in Mor­gan­ton and at­tended My­ers Park United Methodist Church in Char­lotte. He grad­u­ated from Mor­gan­ton High School in 1963, earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion from UNC Chapel Hill in 1967, and earned his de­gree of Ju­ris Doc­tor from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Law in 1970. He was a part­ner in the law firm Knox, Knox, Free­man, and Brother­ton in Char­lotte. He also had a pri­vate prac­tice, John S. Free­man, At­tor­ney at Law, which han­dled com­mer­cial real es­tate.

John is sur­vived by his sons, John Free­man, Jr. (Robin) of Oak­land, CA and Charles R. Free­man of Murrells In­let, SC; grand­son, Ben­jamin of Murrells In­let, SC; his for­mer wife of 20 years, Pamela C. Free­man of Ge­orge­town, SC; brother, Tom Free­man (Con­nie) of Mor­gan­ton; step- sis­ter, Mar­garet Puck­ett (James) of Asheville; and step­sis­ter-in-law, Ra­mona Tucker of Car­riere, MS.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, John was pre­ceded in death by his step- mother, Lalage G. Free­man; and his step- brother, John T. Tucker.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends from 6 to 8 p. m., Mon­day, Novem­ber 26, 2018 at Sos­so­man Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 1 p. m., Tues­day, Novem­ber 27 in the Chapel of First Bap­tist Church in Mor­gan­ton. Burial will fol­low in Burke Me­mo­rial Park.

Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Char­lotte, 2700 Toomey Av­enue, Char­lotte, NC 28203 (www. hu­mane­so­ci­ety­ofchar­lotte. org) or to First Bap­tist Church Build­ing Fund, P.O. Box 459, Mor­gan­ton, NC 28680.

Sos­so­man Funeral Home and Cre­ma­tory Cen­ter is as­sist­ing the fam­ily with the ar­range­ments.

Con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­ily by vis­it­ing www. sos­so­manfh. com.

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