Dwight "Tom" Thomas Freeman

January 16, 1940January 1, 2021

Dwight Thomas (Tom) Freeman passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the age of 80 at his home in Lexington, Kentucky.

Tom was born on January 16, 1940 in Oldham County, Kentucky to the late Dwight Randolf Freeman and Mary Lucille Gottbrath Freeman. He was raised on their family farms in Todd County and Westport, Kentucky; where he learned to be a life long supporter of 4-H.

He attended the University of Kentucky and Lindsay Wilson College and served in the Kentucky Air Force Reserve. He went on to be the top Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Salesman at Whayne Supply Company based out of Hazard, Kentucky. Later he retired to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the age of 54, where he filled his time with woodworking, gardening and living the beach life.

Left to cherish the memory of Tom are his wife of 31 years; Mary Beth Sigmon Freeman, daughter; Rebeckah Freeman Adcock, 2 grandchildren; Thomas Becker Adcock and Scarlett MaryBeatrice Adcock, and 2 sisters; Luann Reno (Bill) and Barbara Pottlitzer (Spencer). He was extremely close to his nieces; Raye Maggard Hurley (Brandon), Danielle Maggard Bocook (Bo) and Dr. Molly Maggard Brockman (Mark).

A Graveside service to celebrate the life of Tom will be held at Harrods Creek Cemetery in Brownsboro, Kentucky on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 11am. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family through a live stream service at

Memorial donations can be made in Tom's memory to Bluegrass Care Navigators - Lexington, Kentucky or your local 4-H chapter.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, January 4, 2021



Dwight "Tom" Thomas Freeman

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Roger Hines

January 4, 2021

Knew Tom from Whayne, Good person.

Geri Gottbrath

January 4, 2021

Cousin Tom was a delightful mix of Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn rolled into one bundle of devilment as a kid! My young brother, Rich, sisters Dixie & Mary Nell & I spent many weeks on the Goshen farm during the summers when we were growing up. Luey, Babs & the 4 of us would leave the house after breakfast following our leader, Tom, on adventures roaming the hills in search of Indian arrowheads and any evidence of Native American petroglyphs. Arrowheads we found, rock carvings, maybe; just below the front of the house, following a path down to the "bottoms" was a large rock with what looked like markings of some sort. Real or imagined? I like to believe the latter. The most memorable adventure was the day Tom hooked up the white horse to a wood sled (no wheels); all seven of us piled on, Tom held the reins as we raced across a field, squealing all the way UNTIL we collided with a fence post sending all of us tumbling to the ground. No injuries except to the steel harness ring that cracked apart. It had to be secretly replaced somehow, so Tom decided to drive (at 13 yrs. old) to La Grange to buy a new one while the rest of us kept Aunt Lu & Mother occupied. No such luck; we were found out and Tom got the blame, as usual. We all agreed it was great fun and worth the aftermath. Thank you, cousin Tom for your marvelous sense of fun. Hopefully, you'll continue to make mischief on the "other side," and I'll gladly join you. Love, cousin Geri
Geri Gottbrath
January 3, 2021

Dana Brooks Christy

January 4, 2021

Mary Beth & Reba,
Our hearts are aching for y'all. We are so thankful to have met Mr. Tom. He definitely was the light and laughter in the room. Much love to the family and lifting you up in our prayers.
Dana, Red, Mark & Savanna

Sandy and leon Hollon

January 4, 2021

Mary Beth and Rebeckah, Thank you so much for sharing your service for Tom with those of us who could not attend. Tom, Leon and I have not been together for a long time but
Oh we had so many wonderful memories when he lived in Hazard. Rebeckah we know this was so difficult for you today, but you did a wonderful job and We know your dad was proud. We are so sorry❤️

Gloria Lambert

January 4, 2021

What fun times with Tom in Hazard. It wouldn't have been the same without him!!

Fred Copeland Sr

January 4, 2021

Wonderful, wonderful neighbor!!
Great sense of humor! Will remember our times with the Freeman’s on Sun Valley

richard gottbrath

January 3, 2021

When ever the name Cousin Tom is mentioned the first thing that pops into everyone's head is mischievous. If he was in sight you had to be on your toes to avoid ......whatever....or .... to be part of the fun! Boredom was never to be found if he was around. Hey that rhymes.! As I recall his favorite trick was to drag his sister's or girl cousins feet through the cowpies in the pasture. Always the life of the party. May he rest in piece. Rich

Barbara Freeman Pottlitzer

January 2, 2021

Tom you were the best!
We shared so many wonderful memories! We played, worked, teased, and laughed. Actually, you were pretty mischievous, like the time you decided to send “smoke signals” from the kitchen chimney. Up on the roof, you covered the chimney with a blanket. Mother was in the kitchen when the smoke suddenly billowed out of the fireplace. She ran out the door and screamed “Tommy Freeman, you come down here right now!!” Tom, you were laughing so hard, you almost fell off of the roof.
Years later, Tom and I stood at the newborn nursery at Norton’s Infirmary, we were so overwhelmed as we looked at beautiful baby Rebeckah for the first time!
Then, of course years later, the three of us, shared our grandchildren stories. The 3 of us have the most amazing grand children!

Now you are at peace and pain-free, Thank You, Lord!
Love you forever, Tom,
Barbara (AKA Flub-a-dub, Fatso, Bo.). Luey (AKA Skinny Minnie)

LuAnn and Bill , Mary and Susanne Reno

January 2, 2021

There are wonderful memories of our
“Growing up years” at Cliffview Farm on the Ohio River hill above Westport. Tom, Babs, and I called ourselves Huey, Dewy, and Luey. We each had our morning and evening chores but in between we joyfully explored the hills and valleys that surrounded our beloved home with Tom as our leader and protector. I know he is at rest now with his Protector.

Kara Flathouse

January 2, 2021

Love you big Uncle Tom and you will be missed. I’m so thankful for our last big family gathering we had for Mom’s birthday. So many beautiful memories❤️