Pastor Ron Cork will be officiating.
Thomas was born March 4, 1936 in Aransas Pass, Texas to Thomas Luther and Minnie Bell (Bill) Freeman. He attended school in Texas where he worked in the cotton fields through the depression. He then moved to California where he met his wife, Fern Smith.
The couple were married Oct. 20, 1955 in Visalia, Calif. Thomas worked for Jack and Bill Long bailing hay in California. He then started ranching; in 1972 he moved to Joseph, Ore., and then to Halfway, Ore., where he continued ranching. Thomas moved back to California for a short time and then he relocated his family to Prineville, Ore., in 1990, and then retired in 1994.
Thomas's hobbies consisted of hunting, fishing, participating in rodeos, team roping with family, gardening, spending time with his family and friends, and breaking and training horses. He also loved raising border collies.
Thomas is survived by: his son Wayne Freeman of Terrebonne, Ore.; daughter Glenda and husband Cliff Kiser of Prineville, Ore.; Melissa and husband Paul Worthington of Ft. Rock, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his wife Fern, daughter Marlys Arrant, brother Sam Freeman and three sisters, Maudeen Gann; Edene Burch and Edna Conway.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Calvary Baptist Church of Prineville, 2241 N. Main Street Prineville, OR 97754.
These arrangements are under the direction of Whispering Pines Funeral Home.