Thomas J. Freemyer - September 24, 2009
Thomas J. Freemyer, age 47, died at his home in Ash, N.C. Sept. 18, 2009 after suffering from a long illness.
Tommy was born Feb. 16, 1962 in Haxtun, Colo., to Loretta Hampton Freemyer, and Gerald D. Freemyer.
He moved with them to Dallas in 1968. After graduating from Bryan Adams high school, he joined the Army, and went on to be in the 82nd Ranger Airborne out of Ft. Bragg, N.C. He also was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, and was in Germany during the Gulf War. He went on to make a career of the service reaching the rank of sergeant, but received a medical discharge after being injured while paratrooping when the wind caught his parachute, dragging him and pulling his shoulders out of the sockets and hurting his knees.
He leaves to mourn his mother, Loretta Freemyer Jennings; stepfather, Morris Jennings; brothers, Gary Freemyer and Steven Freemyer; sister, Debra Gomez; his caretaker, Mike Baines; step brothers, Russell Jennings and Scott Jennings; step sister, Marla Williams; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Among survivors are an aunt, Bernita Greeley of Imperial, and uncle, Bill Hampton of Mesquite, Texas.
Preceding him in death were his father, Gerald Freemyer; older brother, Bobbie Freemyer; and infant niece, Angela Freemyer.
Services will be held in Ash, N.C. at a later date.