John “Pastor John” Freeman
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 at the Community Church. Pastor Chris Cookston will officiate. Interment will be at 11 a.m., Saturday Dec. 8, 2012 at Fossil I00F Cemetery, in Fossil, Ore.
John was born Oct. 20 1955 in Heppner, Ore. to W.C. “Dub” and Wilda (Williams) Freeman. He was a long time resident of Wheeler County and considered Kinzua his hometown.
Although John held many jobs in his life throughout Idaho and Oregon, his avocations were sharing God’s word and singing and playing music. He graduated from high school in Bryson City, N.C. and immediately got in his Volkswagen bug and headed for Twin Falls, Idaho. Being short of money, he stopped at pizza parlors and hotels with lounges. He would sit at their pianos and start playing and singing, and frequently ended up with free food, lodging, and tips. At the time of his death he was the bass singer with the gospel quartet, the Master’s Touch, of Prineville.
He is survived by his wife, Julie; daughter, Libbie; stepchildren, Jason and Kari; sisters, Charm and Lee Bogle, and Marsha and Steve Eccles; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of dear friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation through Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 185 N.E. 4th St., Prineville, OR 97754.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.