Claybourn “Leroy” Freeman, Jr., July 21, 1952~May 22, 2015

Freeman, Claybourn for PaperClaybourn “Leroy” Freeman, Jr., 62, of Fayetteville, was called home by his Lord on May 22, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born July 21, 1952 in Fort Smith to Claybourn and Florine Freeman. Leroy was raised in Fort Smith where he went to Southside High School.  He later resided in Greenwood and Fayetteville.  He was owner and operator of Freeman Construction and Painting operating in Northwest Arkansas for over 20 years.  Later years he was foreman of Banks Farm in Fayetteville.  He was an avid reader, loved traveling, listening to music and especially spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Freeman of forty years; two sons, Clay Freeman of San Francisco and  Jon Freeman and wife, Gina of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Tyler and Peyton Freeman.

Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 29, 2015 at Banks Farm 15760 Zimmer Rd., Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to The Pack Shack, a 501c3 non- profit organization that helps fight hunger in Northwest Arkansas. Donations may be made online at thepackshack.org or mailed to 5211 South 43rd Street, Rogers, Arkansas 72758.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

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    Mike Yerton Jr » 27. May, 2015

    Prayers to the Freeman Family. He will be Missed

    Respectfully the Yerton Family

    GREG & KAY SAMUELS » 27. May, 2015

    Our thoughts are with the family. So very sad to know of Leroy’s passing.

    Alice Miller » 27. May, 2015

    So sorry Mary, Clay and Jon and I am so saddened to hear Leroy has passed praying for you continually and sending my love.

    Nikki and Joey Head » 27. May, 2015

    Thoughts are with you and your family! Leroy will be missed greatly!! Sending lots of love your way!

    Vickie Grigsby Spencer » 28. May, 2015

    My sincere condolences to Leroy’s family. I knew him many, many years ago, he was a good guy and a good friend. I can hear “Stairway to Heaven” playing for him. RIP Leroy

    Rob Jolliff » 28. May, 2015

    Leroy was a great guy. Life can be short .
    Love your family every day.
    Rest well Leroy…

    Cindy Sugg » 28. May, 2015

    Jack and I were shocked to see this. We enjoyed having you guys for neighbors. We send our love….

    Dan (Danny) Gifford » 29. May, 2015

    The best boss I ever had. A friend right up to the end as well. I will always be grateful for the kindness and friendship you showed me over the decades Leroy. Mary, Clay and Jon, my thoughts are with you.

    Alayna Ferrell » 31. May, 2015

    Leroy was an authentic gentleman and I will always remember his big smile.
    He cared greatly for his family. My deepest condolences to you, Mary, and
    all of your family, as I know his absence leaves a big space.

    Mary and Robert Young » 31. May, 2015

    We just learned of Leroy’s death and were shocked and saddened. We have many fond memories of Leroy while visiting Rosamond and David at the Banks farm. He was truely David’s favorite “sidekick.” Together again…..they are probably building rock walls! Our deepest sympathy to the family.

    PamNoyes » 09. Jun, 2015

    Mary and family,
    This is Pam from Payless Cashways, lowes and now Lumber One. I am so deeply saddened to learn of Leroy’s passing. I just found out this morning and it broke my heart for you all. I still remember the first time I met you Mary and saw your beautiful home in Spring Mtn. Always thought a lot of you both. He was one of my favorite customers and I considered him a friend. Sure loved smelling that pipe! Prayers for peace and healing for you all.