Tyron Willard “Bill” Freeman passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at Tsali Care, Cherokee, at the age of 77.

Mr. Freeman was the son of the late Willard “Buck” and Mary Sneed Freeman and was a lifelong resident of Cherokee, excepting the years he was serving in the U.S. Army.

A graduate of Sylva High School, Mr. Freeman retired as dietary manager of Cherokee Indian Hospital. He was a member of Olivet United Methodist Church.

He is survived by one son, William “Billy” and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Suzanne “Ellie,” both of Cullowhee. 

He will be missed greatly by numerous cousins with whom he spent many happy days at the home of his grandparents, Manco and Rosebud Beck Sneed.

A memorial service was held at Olivet United Methodist Church, 811 Olivet Church Road, Whittier, N.C. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Ferree officiating and a reception following the service.