OBITUARY

Merlin David Freeman

July 8, 1952January 6, 2021
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Merlin David Freeman, 68, of Houston, Texas, went to be with the Lord on January 6th, 2021.

Merlin was born on July 8th, 1952 to Merlin Elroy and Dorothy Sue Freeman in Wichita Falls, Texas. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1970, attended The University of Texas, and went on to graduate from the University of Houston Downtown. During his retirement age, he enjoyed spending time with family, playing chess, teaching, and attending services and socializing at Fair Haven United Methodist Church in Houston.

Merlin is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Demetrice "Dee" Gage Freeman; children, Ronald D. Freeman (and Amy Mitamura) of Houston, Angela C. Freeman of Acushnet, MA, Theresa C. Miles of Houston, Sarah Freeman Morris (and JaRon Morris) of Houston; grandchildren: Danica "Dani", Hunter, Logan, Cole, Joniah, Luke, Scarlett and Liam.

He is also survived by his sisters, Deborah S. Freeman of Pflugerville and children; Deniece C. Green (and J.D.Green) of Spring and children; sister in law, Theresa Gage-Dieringer (and Gene Dieringer) of Georgetown and children; brother-in-law, John Gage of Austin and children. Merlin is also survived by many close relatives, friends, and co-workers that he dearly loved.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Merlin "David" Freeman, to Fair Haven United Methodist Food Pantry; an organization near and dear to him (see link below).

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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Michael Beard

January 15, 2021

Dee and Family,
Prayers for all of you.
David walks in God's grace.
It was a pleasure to know him.
A kind and gentle soul.

Lita Terry

January 15, 2021

Dear Dee and Family,

Dave will always be in our hearts.
A loving and caring friend.
What a gentleman❣

Love and prayers,
Lita & Russ



David Zamarripa

January 15, 2021

Dear Dee and Beloved Family,

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share and celebrate one of your most significant milestones with you. Both you and Dave are an inspiration to me, and it was a pleasure to make his acquaintance. During my conversations with him I very quickly recognized his charm and wit, a very intelligent gentleman with a loving heart. My deepest sympathies to you and your beautiful family.

Sincerely,

David Zamarripa

Mary & Robert Vasquez

January 15, 2021

Dear Dee and family,

We have and always will have fond memories of Dave with his family. We can still see him in the midst of family events observing and watching his children and grandchildren. Dave was present at those celebrations because he wanted to be. Those special times seemed to bring him joy and an inner peace. We especially remember him being happy at his and Dee's wedding anniversary celebration.

We love you all,
Robert and Mary

Scripture:
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” 1 Samuel 20:41

Liz Gay

January 12, 2021

Dear Dee, Ronnie, Amy, Angela, Theresa, Sarah, JaRon, Danica, Hunter, Logan, Cole, Joniah, Luke, Scarlett, and Liam,
Many of Gods Blessings dear Cuz. Lot of memories 48 years, David lived a good life and had a beautiful family that he loved and cherished. The Lord seen he needed to rest and took him home. What a glorious day it will be when we all met again. May the Lord wrap his arms around each of you and give you comfort in the days ahead. He will be your brightest star watching over each of you now. We are here for each of you. David will be missed. God Bless. Love you all.
❤ Jerry, Liz, Jenny

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Logan and Luke visiting Pawpaw

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Proud Parents of the Bride

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Walking Sarah Down the Aisle

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Logan and Luke visiting Pawpaw

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Proud Parents of the Bride

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Walking Sarah Down the Aisle

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Giving a Wedding toast to Sarah and JaRon

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Enjoying Sarah’s wedding bouquet with Roscoe Stewart

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Giving Sarah away to JaRon

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Proudly hugging JaRon’s grandfather – “Granddaddy”

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Speaking with Larry Kitten at Sarah’s Wedding