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Dennis Lee Freeman

April 16, 1956February 10, 2018
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Dennis Lee Freeman was born April 16th 1956 in San Jose, CA and passed away February 10th 2018 in Coppell, TX. He spent his childhood in Santa Clara, where he attended school. During his youth he played Pop Warner football and continued on in high school as well. In 1974 he joined the United States Air Force where he proudly served 4 years. In 1979 he came home to California where he began his civilian life. Later that year he married Janice Calkins and began his family. Dennis is survived by his daughters Nicole Furney (of Florida) and April Freeman(of California) along with his father Gene Dee Freeman Sr. and four siblings Debra Crowl, Gene Freeman Jr., Julie Dunne, Randy Freeman, brother in law Dan Dunne, Son in law TJ Furney, grand children Nathan Swire, Leah Furney. Nephew Ryan Dunne, Nieces Brandy Crowl, Danielle Freeman. Preceded in death by his mother Davida Freeman and brother in law Steven Crowl. Dennis was known for lighting up a room and making you feel like you have known each other forever. Dennis loved people and people loved Dennis. Dennis loved life and made you love it right along with him. He loved his beautiful motorcycle and the people he met along the way. You could never be around Dennis without laughing until your sides hurt and the smile on your face lasted for days. Dennis loved to play golf, fish or any outdoor sport. He loved the beach and the mountains. Dennis, we will be forever grateful for your time with us and bringing out the best in all of us. Life will never be the same for your family or your many friends. Dennis was dedicated to his family, friends and any stranger he could help along the way. Dennis was one original super human being. Thank you God for giving me my Father, Husband, Brother, Son, never to be duplicated in this lifetime. Visitation for family and friends at the Rolling Oaks Funeral Home from 6pm-8pm at 400 Freeport Parkway Coppell, Texas 75019

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Nicole Furney

March 10, 2018

It’s been one month since you’ve been gone. I just can’t quite wrap my head around it yet. I talk to you everyday and hope you can hear me. Or see us, here missing and trying to honor you at the same time. People say they feel you around them but all I feel is your absence right now. I still sleep with your sweater and surround myself with your things. I keep hearing how well I seem to be handling this...well I am nothing if not your daughter..strong and resilient and yet heart breaking on the inside. I love you and work on making you proud everyday ❤️ 💔

Devin Cahn

February 28, 2018

I will always remember the many times we went to football games together and the fun that we had celebrating wins and mourning losses.
One of my MANY Dennis stories is when we were down at the national championship game watching FSU beat Va Tech and we celebrated like maniacs. That day, my wife was being picked on by some crazed fan when I was getting beers. You apparantly protected her (no details needed but it was hilarious) and then told me the story of how being a maniac runs in your family. You told me a story about your dad ripping out a stadium seat in the 49'ers stadium when you were young. Told me that was the bad ass side of you that kept the crazed fan from bothering my wife. I loved you for that!
Lastly, I still have the Chimanea (you called it a Chillupa) in my back yard that we blew up after you decided at 3 am to prove to me that beer bottles can turn to sand if we put them in the fire!!!! I miss you now and will always. I truly lost a brother, a friend, and a guy who always teased me about looking like my brothers father!!!!!

Renee Porter

February 26, 2018

Anytime I would run in to Dennis at industry events/meetings, he was ALWAYS so kind and generous with his time, resources or knowledge. He was always willing to help anyone he could. In fact, the first time we met I was stranded on a golf course (had to watch the hole in one contest for the tournament) and it started POURING. I didn't have a golf cart and the course was already empty (everyone made their way back to the clubhouse) but Dennis showed up, brought me back to the clubhouse and lent me his golf umbrella the rest of the day. It was always our inside joke.
Although I didn't know Dennis as well as most close friends and family members, he was someone I would have considered to be in my circle for "people of influence". I last saw him at the Southwest Pool & Spa Show in January 2018 and I'm thankful I was able to share some time catching up with him.

kim desley

February 14, 2018

forever you will stay in my heart you were the best my dear friend I love you so very much

Cathy Fraser

February 14, 2018

My friend,
I remember meeting you with my brother Brian on Highland St. so so many years ago. Over the years you became a part of our family, we had some good times In fl. many laughs and we became Dennis

Lou DeLuca

February 14, 2018

Dennis my brother man we've been through a lot together The Good The Bad and The Ugly I wouldn't have changed a thing . knowing you has been a bonus in my life.. I will see you on the other side ,love you dude

Chip Janes

February 14, 2018

I am grateful you were a part of my life. You will be missed. Prayers to your family and friends.

sharon Donilon

February 14, 2018

Denny...This is still unbelievable. You still had a lot to do, but God felt you completed what he set you out to do here on earth...Our loss for sure...Thank you for all the long conversations, and sharing your life with me...Although I never met anyone you spoke of through your stories, I felt I knew all who were close to you...I'll always remember the nickname you gave me fondly...You were an amazing individual, and feel blessed to have known you. Instead of calling and wishing you "Happy Birthday" this year, I'll send you a heavenly greeting. Thanks for all the memories...Love, and hugs D (MC), until we meet again. Save me a seat, and keep it warm for another long conversation one day to share all your heavenly stories.

Les Martines

February 14, 2018

Dennis, We were supposed to have lunch on your next trip through Longview, TX. I'm gonna miss that. I'm glad we got to reconnect when you got to Texas a few years ago and that we could reminisce about the good old Wilcox HS days. I'll always have great memories and thanks for making me laugh! RIP my friend.
Les Martines

Les Martines

February 14, 2018

Dennis, We were supposed to have lunch on your next trip through Longview, TX. I'm glad we got to reconnect when you got to Texas a few years ago and that we could reminisce about the good old Wilcox HS days. I'll always have great memories and thanks for making me laugh! RIP my friend.