Carroll L. Freeman went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday October 4th, 2022 while surrounded by family.
Carroll was born on January 20th, 1955 in Morristown, TN. He was preceded in death by parents J.B. and Betty Jo Matney; grandparents Walter and Gladys Freeman; uncles J.D. Freeman and Charles Freeman; and aunt Mary Seals.
Carroll is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Robin Campbell Freeman; their son, Jason Freeman (Crystal Freeman); and their daughter, Baylee Freeman Leko (Kyle Leko). He also leaves behind four grandchildren: Cody Freeman, Madison Freeman, Ellie Grace Freeman, and William Leko; sister Martha "Susie" Smith; sisters-in-law Laura Carroll and Angela Sing (Mike Sing); and many nieces and nephews.
Carroll was a graduate of Morristown East High School and received an Associate Degree from Walter State. He joined the United States Air Force on July 1, 1976 where he served his country for a total of 22 years and received numerous awards and honors. The military allowed him to travel extensively, develop leadership skills, and work security for President Ronald Reagan on September 24, 1985 while on a visit to McGhee Tyson Air Base. Carroll served during Operation Desert Storm for which he received the National Defense Service Medal. He also supervised, trained, supplied, and employed the EST (Military Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team). After his retirement he worked for Wynn's Sporting World, William Blount High School, Craig's Firearm Supply, and Gunny's Firearms and Indoor Range.
Carroll will be remembered for his big smile, fun personality, and caring heart. He loved having a good time and being surrounded by his family and friends. He enjoyed scuba diving, hiking, mowing, shooting, cooking, the holidays, the mountains, and cruising with the windows down and classic rock turned up. He never missed an opportunity to brag about his kids and grandchildren. He was very proud of his 38 years of marriage to the love of his life.
Carroll's Service will be held at The East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Chapel on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 2:00pm.
Carroll loved the mountains along with living in Townsend, so it is only fitting that we celebrate him there following the Military Funeral Honors. Please join the family at the Townsend Community Center on October 20, 2022 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm for appetizers and sharing your favorite memories of Carroll. The Townsend Community Center is located at 123 Tiger Drive, Townsend, TN.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Carroll's name to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy or Cure Duchenne. These two charities and the work they are doing were very close to Carroll’s heart.