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In loving memory of
Dave (Robert David) Freeman
  • February 25, 1947
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  • January 30, 2017

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Dave (Robert David) Freeman
(Uncle) Dave Freeman, 69, of The Villages, FL, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home in Calumet Grove surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Dave was born in Rutherfordton, NC in 1947 and served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force. He retired after a 33-year career with AT&T. Upon his retirement, Dave had a second career as a Supervisor with District Property Management in The Villages for over 10 years. Dave moved to The Villages from the Washington, DC area in 2002 and enjoyed golf and traveling. Dave’s true “passion” was everything Hawaiian and helping his wife with her hula group, Hau’oli Hula Halau and was the “Hula Honey” driving the ladies to various performances and being the group’s MC. He also was a crafter of Hawaiian implements for hula dancing.

Dave is survived by his wife, Mac, who he loved for a million years. He is predeceased by his son Alan. He is also survived by his brother, Mike Freeman (Patty), niece Karen Rawls (David), nephew Kevin Freeman, great nephew Airman Tyler Munley and great niece Kyleigh Rawls, Son Billy Easton (Patty) The Villages, 3 grandchildren (Jessie, Jimmy and Missy), 5 great-grandchildren (Trevor, Austin, Kaydence, Mason and Sawyer) and hanai granddaughter, Hannah Lauer. Also, left to mourn Dave are dogs Hogan and Koko and cats Fred and Ethel.

Uncle Dave was truly one of “the good guys”.

A Celebration of Life for Dave will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 (his 70th birthday) at SeaBreeze Recreation Center from 6:30-10pm. Bring a covered dish to serve 8 and BYOB. Have those testimonials ready to read at the party.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County, P. O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Hospice of Marion is a “band of angels” that descended on Dave’s family to help during his passing.


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  1. Gay Holden says:
    23 Feb 2017
    My love and hugs to Mac and Dave's family and friends, I know what a tragic loss this is for all of us. I only met Dave once and he was a gracious man full of aloha. I know he will be missed by many, especially my good friend Mac, who shared every moment with him for many years.

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    Dave and Mike Freeman 2015
    Dave and Mike Freeman 2015

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  16. Mike Freeman says:
    03 Feb 2017
    Dave was the ultimate big brother and I loved him. He was and will always be my hero. He was universally liked and loved by everyone who met him, and will be missed by all. I thank God for every day in my life that he was my brother.

  17. Barb Bremus says:
    03 Feb 2017
    My deep sympathy to Mac & much loved family. I am so sorry for your loss & greatly happy for the many joyful memories you have to treasure.

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  20. Barbara Neustadter says:
    02 Feb 2017
    He was a great guy and always smiling. He will be missed. God be with his family and bless them.

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  25. Terry and Barbara Bray says:
    02 Feb 2017
    We were saddened to hear of Dave's passing. We met him through Ed Bray, his best friend with whom he has rejoined now in heaven. Dave always had a smile and was a very happy person. He had a lot of friends and will truly be missed by all. ✝

  26. Pat Rader says:
    02 Feb 2017
    Dave and I were very good friends growing up in Maryland during our teenage years and he was the best man at my wedding in 1970. I many wonderful memories of the times he, Bill, and I spent together. Rest in peace.

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  29. Connie Kimble says:
    01 Feb 2017
    My deepest sympathy to the Freeman family Dave was a very caring individual who everyone enjoyed being around Sunday nights were a blast at Rescue Squad I'm so very glad to have enjoyed running calls with Dave since retirement sounds as though he was having a great time I'm sending prayers to all of you. Love ❤️ to all of you

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  31. Barbara Underwood says:
    01 Feb 2017
    Dave was one of the great guys for sure. So kind to all. Will truly be missed. RIP Uncle Dave. A Hui hou. Barbara

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    Dave us will miss your sweet smile, and living spirit
    Dave us will miss your sweet smile, and living spirit

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