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James "JD" Freeman

May 25, 1954 October 12, 2022
James "JD" Freeman
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James "J.D" "The Kid" David Freeman, 68, longtime resident of Altus, Oklahoma passed away October 12, 2022, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

James was born in Hollis, Oklahoma on May 25, 1954, to Tommy Lee Freeman and Cora Lee Freeman. He was raised and educated in Hollis, Arizona, Texas, and graduated from Frederick High School. He moved to Altus, Oklahoma in 1972 and always considered Altus his hometown.

James enjoyed playing dominoes, spades while talking trash to his friends and family, shooting the breeze with his friends, fishing, cooking, listening to music he had a deep passion for the Blues such as the Manhattans, and the Temptations, and watching westerns. He loved all animals, but his dog Buddy held a special place in his heart. James and Buddy could be seen all over Altus walking everywhere together. Of all the things James enjoyed, he treasured being around his friends and family. To be a friend of James was to be a member of his family.

Having a relationship with Jesus Christ was an important part of James' life, he attended several churches in the Altus area such as Macedonia Baptist Church, St. John the Baptist Church, and the Door Church.

James was a hard-working man, he worked as a farm laborer and mechanic his whole life until he was forced to retire due to his health. He had an incredible ability to repair machinery and vehicles and could understand engine problems just by the sounds it made.

James leaves a legacy of compassion, friendship, and love for his community.

Left to honor James' memory are his beloved mother, Cora Lee Freeman Lipscomb of Altus, Oklahoma; son, Manuel "Manny" Woods of Altus, Oklahoma; daughters, LaDeanya French of Altus, Oklahoma, Cotania Roundtree of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Brenda Freeman of Childress, Texas; Brothers, Ricky Neal and wife Mary of Arlington, Texas, Carlton Neal and wife Fancie of Yukon, Oklahoma, Rev. Rick Lipscomb of Arlington, Texas, Jackie Lipscomb, Robert Lipscomb, Derrick Lipscomb,  Dorece "Nick" Collins, Jr. of Altus, Oklahoma ; Sisters, Myra Patterson of Mansfield, Texas, Donna Shepherd and husband Marvin of Altus, Oklahoma, Doris Carruthers and husband Gyrone of Arlington, Texas, Nora Ann West of Fort Worth, Texas, special friends, Craig Former and wife Tammy and their son Chris, a special caregiver Ruby Johnson of Altus, Oklahoma, his constant companion his dog, Buddy; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Receiving James at Heaven's gates were his father Tommy Lee Freeman Sr., his maternal grandparents, James Laws, Sr., and Dessie Laws, his wife, Barlevette Marrero, uncle, James Laws, Jr., son, Derrick Freeman, brothers, Tommy Lee Freeman, Jr. Marcus Collins, Sisters, Mildren Neal, Marilou Neal Shaw, Jean Morgan, and his aunt Elvira Wynn.

A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Lowell - Tims Funeral Home Chapel, Altus, Oklahoma. 

Services have been entrusted to Lowell - Tims Funeral Home and Crematory. 

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