Mr. Gary Wayne Freeman Sr.

November 21, 1945January 19, 2011

Mr. Gary Wayne Freeman, Sr.

Mr. Freeman, age 65, of Charlotte passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital Main. He was born November 21, 1945 in Charlotte, North Carolina the son of the late George Wilkes and Daisy Freeman Wilkes. Gary was a devoted and loving husband, father, buddy, brother and friend. He was the rock in his family and was always willing to give a hand to anyone in need. His generous spirit and big heart will be remembered by many and missed by all who knew him. He owned and operated Freeman Refrigeration in Charlotte for 19 years and began a career in heating and air in the mid nineteen seventies. Surviving are his loving wife of 18 years, Kim Freeman; daughters, Angela Freeman and Tiffany Freeman both of Charlotte, NC, and Linda Blackmon and husband Billy of Hartsville, SC; sons, Keith Freeman of Charlotte, Wayne Freeman Jr. of Stanley, NC, Greg Freeman and wife Christina of Charlotte, Scott Freeman of Stanley, NC, and Kenny Freeman and wife Tammy of Hartsville, SC; brothers, GW Wilkes, Jr. and wife Lynette of Raleigh, NC, David Wilkes of Clayton, NC, James Wilkes of Greensboro, NC, Harold Wilkes of Greensboro, NC, and James Lowery and wife Phyllis of Rockingham, NC; sisters, Barbara Beach and husband Henry of Columbia, SC, Diane Carpenter of Greensboro, NC, and Debra Wilson and husband David of Columbia, SC; 23 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and an abundance of friends.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 23, 2011 at McEwen Funeral Service, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Saturday, January 22, 2011 at McEwen Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences at


  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 23, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mr. Gary Wayne Freeman Sr.

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Amber Christmas

January 19, 2012

It has been a year since you left us and went home. We miss you each and everyday. It's just not the same here without you. We all know that you are no longer suffering from a terrible disease..

We Love and miss you

Love, Amber

billy blackmon

January 30, 2011

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Amber Christmas

January 27, 2011

Gary, It's been one week now since you left us and went home. We love and miss you. It's been really hard for I think everyone to imagine life without you. You were a great father, husband, grandfather, brother and uncle ! We love and miss you !!

linda blackmon

January 25, 2011

daddy you are my heart and my soul and who i am today is because of you. you are the most wonderful father a lil girl could of asked for i thank you for being my daddy, i will cherish every day of my life thinking of you wishing you was here to talk to when i need to,but for now i will see you in my dreams every night and see you one day love you daddy your daughter linda

Kaitlan, Precious, Nathan, Tanner, and Alyssa

January 25, 2011

The best greatfather ever!!

Laura Freeman

January 25, 2011

To the best father, grandfather, husband, friend, uncle, brother. You will truly be missed by everyone!! We love you and may you rest in peace, til we see you again.

January 24, 2011

Kim & Family We are so sorry for your lost.What time we have known you and Gary we could tell the love between you to and the hard work you did together. we know he will be missed. you will be in our thoughts and prayers. A part of him will live on in his family. sincerely, ronda and don Davenport

Sandra, Joey and Kaiden Christmas

January 24, 2011

Uncle Gary...we will miss you so much. You were the rock that kept this family solid and together. Holidays and get together's wont be the same, but we will always remember you and keep your memory alive!
We love you always

Brian Blackwelder

January 24, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.In the small amount of time i had around Gary ,i learned he was a man of few words and huge love for his family. God only made one Gary and there will never be another like him, i can say i was proud to meet him.

Sue/Gator Sherk

January 23, 2011

Kim & Family...Our hearts go out to you. Your family has always been so kind to us & Gary will be missed. Loved looking at the photos you've put many wonderful memories! Love, prayers & hugs...Sue & Gator Sherk