Kenneth Glenn Freeman was born to Young “L.Y.” Freeman and Edna Hamilton Freeman on July 9, 1936, in rural area of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. He married the love of his life, Dana Watkins Freeman on December 7, 1991. Ken was a Christian and was baptized at an early age. He was a long-time member of Trinity Baptist Church in Idabel.
Ken learned the value of working hard at a young age and worked hard all his life. He was a co-owner of Freeman McGovern Concrete Construction with his brother, son, and son-in-law. Ken’s favorite job was raising cattle. After retiring from concrete construction, he was a full-time rancher. He enjoyed working on his property and taking care of livestock. Ken spent many hours riding a 4-wheeler accompanied by his blue heeler dog at his side.
Ken was known to design tools and would make them in his shop. He made many things that were useful for taking care of the cattle and property. Ken designed and planned the family home and did most of the construction himself. Ken imagined upright logs that would support beams in his home. Ken selected the trees from his property, that he would use for this project, cut them down, de-barked them, and devised a way to hold the large logs upright in the interior of the house. That was a big job for one man by himself!
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Young “L.Y.” and Edna Freeman; brother, Lloyd Freeman; son, Kelley Freeman, and daughter-in-law, Tammy Freeman.
Survived by: His wife of 30 years, Dana Freeman; daughters, Sharon Freeman and Leslie McGovern, and her husband, Mike McGovern; grandchildren, Bronson Freeman, and his wife, Ginavee Freeman, Layla Freeman, Cassie Mullens, and her husband, Aaron Mullens, Joshua Quinlin, and his wife, Brandi Quinlin, Bradley Hill, and his wife, Melinda Hill, and Heith Hill; and stepsons, Tim, Tyson, Patrick, and Sean; great-grandchildren, Kylley Freeman, Axton Freeman, Jayla Brown, Carlaysia Brown, Cameron Brown, Trinity Hill, Braxton Hill, Kialee Hill, Bryce Hill, Serenity Hill, Troyce Hill, Michael Hill, and Zoe Hill; brother Roger Freeman, and his wife, Joyce Freeman; brother in-law, Charles Watkins, and sister in-law, Donna Watkins; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life Service will be Monday, 1:00PM at the Clardy Funeral Service Chapel, with Walter Hamilton and Brother Don Myer officiating. Burial will follow at Denison Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, from 4:00-6:00PM, also at the funeral home chapel.
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