OBITUARY

Julian Walker Freeman

May 4, 1917March 24, 2014

Julian Walker Freeman, age 96, passed away on March 24, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Walker was born in Charleston, South Carolina on May 4, 1917 to David Ramsey Freeman and Emily Julia Freeman. He joined the United States Air Force during World War II and proceeded to have an illustrious military career in which he logged 11,000 flight hours, receiving two Distinguished Flying Crosses and three Air Medals earned for his efforts in flying “The Hump” as well as the Berlin Air Lift. After he retired in the 1960’s, he started his own business as a custom home builder. He is best remembered by his lively and vivacious personality that served him well throughout his life. He truly believed that conversation was a dying art form, and he tried every day to “keep it alive”. He had a deep love for family and sought to pass onto his sons – and later, his grandchildren – both a set of deeply held religious beliefs as well as a strong sense of duty to God, country and his family. He would advise his grandchildren at family dinners, trying to impress upon them “the power of compound interest”. He taught his sons many things, and to this day they are extremely knowledgeable in everything from homebuilding to mechanical car repair. He was an avid outdoorsman, and his sons can all remember hunting and scuba diving with him as well as going out on the lake to water ski. He espoused the virtues of daily healthy living, snow skiing into his 80’s, and at 94 was still going to the gym three times a week.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Freeman and his three sons, Gary and his wife, Karen, Robert, Douglas and his wife, Kathey. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Lisa Davis and her husband, Lance, Adam Freeman and his wife, Kristen, Thomas Freeman, Ann Marie Reigrut and her husband, Travis, Stephen Freeman and his wife, Amanda, and Joshua and Elizabeth Freeman. He was also blessed with six great-grandchildren, Aubrey Davis, Emily Davis, Katy Davis, Seth Freeman, Addison Reigrut, and Ava Freeman as well as friends and family too numerous to count.

Visitation will take place from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Sunset Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joan Ahrens and Rev. H. Ray Davis officiating. Entombment will military honors will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 30, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 31, 2014
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Lisa Sexton Mau

April 1, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Walker's death. My family loved him. I hope it is a comfort to you, as it is to me, to know that he was welcomed into heaven by my Mom and Dad. I'm pretty sure that Dad and Walker, along with Mr. Dippo, have reestablished their regular coffee times, and Mom and Walker are getting a kick out of comparing their original religious beliefs with how it really is and determining who had the most things right! I know that he was ill the last few years; I'm grateful to know that he is restored and that heaven is graced with his vivacious and outgoing personality. Our prayers are with you and your family. Walker was a wonderful man, a friend to my family, and he will be missed.

Donna King

March 31, 2014

So sorry for your loss Robert and the Freeman family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

helma martinez, WCP team #4 captain

March 31, 2014

another way he gave to the community is by being a Windcrest Citizen Patrol driver for Team #4 from 1999 - 2006. we thank him for his service to our country & to our city!

March 30, 2014

Our prayers are with your family at this time. It was a pleasure to know and work for Walker. Dennis Albrecht and Family

March 29, 2014

Dear dear friend Hazel, Russell and I are so sorry for your loss. He was a dear. Our prayers are with you and the family. Love from your Airstream friends. Russell and Gerry

Don and Sonia Brady

March 29, 2014

Kathey and Doug, Elizabeth and Joshua, may the prayers and love of your spiritual family comfort you during this time of bereavement . We know that you gave so much love and care toward your loved one. Sorry we cannot be there for you at this time, but our hearts and love and prayers are very close. Love you.... Don and Sonia

Mary Hatch

March 28, 2014

I feel blessed to have known Walker. He always took the time to compliment my husband, who was Walker's Sunday School teacher. My favorite story of Walker is when he broke his hip on a camping trip. All he could talk about was how beautiful the nurse in the helicopter was! It's an honor to know the Freeman family. God Bless you all!

March 28, 2014

We're so sorry for your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Mike, Brenda, and Katherine Ratcliff

Sylvia Rossett

March 27, 2014

Doug and Kathey, Phillip and I are so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Amanda Freeman

March 27, 2014