Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home

4216 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX


Lester Vernon Freeman

August 30, 1930August 6, 2019

Lester Vernon Freeman of Arlington, TX, a beloved father and grandfather, was born on August 30, 1930 and passed away on August 6, 2019 at 88 years old. He was raised, married, and started his family in Tyler, TX. Lester bravely served the US Army for two years during the Korean War, and proudly retired from Bell Helicopter after over 35 years of employment. He had a kind and generous heart, was a good friend to all, and was a fixer of all things. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Bobbie Joyce (Rudd), and his son, Richard Kyle. He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Carol and Jim Ater, three grandchildren, Ashley Gimbel (husband Chris Gimbel), Lindsey Yates (husband Scott Yates), and Wesley Ater, and four great-grandchildren, Macie, Ruby, Dylan, and Noah. Lester was buried with his wife at Cathedral In The Pines Memorial Gardens in Tyler, TX. The family will host a Celebration of Life event in Arlington, TX on Sunday, August 25th, 2019 to honor Lester’s memory.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 10, 2019


Lester Vernon Freeman

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Karen Fulton-Buckley

August 12, 2019

Beautiful, Carol. I will always remember his friendly smile and sweet nature. He will be missed. I know your Mom and Kyle are so happy to have him by their side again. God Bless!

Melanie Richardson

August 11, 2019

Carol, Thinking of you and your sweet family. Love, Melanie

Carol Ater

August 9, 2019

I will miss your friendly, always familiar brown eyes and sweet hugs. I pray you're having the time of your life with the ones that went up before us. Our bond can never be broken.
Linda Carol