In Memory Of
Rev. David Freeman


West Parris Pedigo
Full Name:
Rev. David Freeman

Date of Birth:
August 16, 1922

Date of Death:
May 12, 2017

May 14, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home

Service Information:
May 15, 2017 - 11:00 am - West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home

Reverend David Freeman, age 94, of Spencer, entered eternal life on Friday, May 12, 2017 to join his loving wife Martha in Heaven who entered eternal life just one day prior on May 11, 2017.  He was born August 16, 1922 in Owen County, the eldest of eight children to Pikey & Susie (Miller) Freeman.  

David married Martha E. Johnson on April 27, 1942.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in North Africa, Italy, and Trinidad.

David enjoyed being a Baptist minister.  He served five churches in Owen County, and also Edinburg, Saint Paul, and Illinois.  He also preached in churches in Kokomo, Central Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arizona. He was a member Freedom Baptist Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Hill (David) of Bloomington, a grandson, George McCarter of Bloomington, two sisters, Martha Shirley and Virginia Nunallay, a brother, Harry Freeman, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Terry C. Freeman, a grandson, Mark McCarter, a sister, Maxine Louise, and brothers William Glenn, Gerald Robert, and John.

He and Martha's funeral service will be held at 11am, Monday, May 15, 2017 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.  Their burial will follow at Gross Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-5pm, Sunday, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at
From: Cindy GardMay 13 2017 12:35PM
Dear Sandy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I met your parents in 2014 when my husband and I visited Indiana. They welcomed us into their home and shared photos and memories. My grandfather Archie Freeman was his first cousin and my dad Lloyd wrestled with David when they were younger. I will always treasure his letters and friendship.Hugs to all
From: JoEllen BrowningMay 13 2017 6:34PM
Sandy, I am so sorry about your mom and dad. I have many great memories of them. So sad.
From: Denise Roberts WilsonMay 13 2017 8:04PM
Sandra and family, My husband David and I are so sad for your loss.Your mom and dad were so kind  to me when I was very young. They taught me songs for youth camp and I stayed a few days with them and they treated me like a Princess! They were wonderful loving people.
Sincerely, Denise and David Wilson
From: Melinda (Hadley) KelsayMay 14 2017 6:56AM
So sorry to hear of the loss of Marty and David!  They were great people.  He was our lasted for a while when I was a kid,  and I thought the world of them!  My prayers are with you all!  RIP  DAVID AND MARTY!
From: Dianna Bland HancockMay 14 2017 11:54PM
Martha and David were one of the sweetest couples ever! They attended literally thousands of our KB auctions in the 80s90s00s... Initial customers from waaayyyy back when that swiftly became Encouraging Friends and Welcomed Smiles! God Rest Their Souls ???
From: Leanna D. FreemanMay 15 2017 6:54AM
Gary & I are so sorry for your loss. Your parents were wonderful people.  They will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless
From: Katherine DauhertyMay 15 2017 8:25AM
I have attended Freedom Baptist church for 4 years. It was wonderful to have met David and Marty Freeman. I once sent Marty and David a card and ever since that day Marty would come up and hug me on Sunday and tell me over and over what it meant to them. I told her that they had inspired me and touched my life in many ways. Even in their passing they have touched me. We know that God was good to answer Marty's last prayer. Sad that they are no longer with us but what a rejoicing they are having in Heaven today.
From: Jacqueline McGahaMay 17 2017 8:25AM
Sorry for your loss.  I still remember Bro. David doing drawing as he preached and Sis Marty playing the organ.  They were a special couple