William Gordon Freeman, 76, of Boca Raton, Florida went to be with Jesus on October 21st, 2020.
Gordon was born in Russellville, Arkansas on April 17, 1944 to Ann Lee Eidson Freeman and William Roy Freeman.
Gordon graduated from Sylvan Hills High School in 1962. He loved sports and received many awards and medals. He was the leading tackler and captain of the football team. Upon graduation, he was granted a four year football scholarship to Arkansas State University, where he held the record for longest interception returned for a touchdown for over four decades. He graduated from Arkansas State in 1967 with a degree in Radio & Television Journalism.
Gordon met the girl who would become his wife, Sharon, at Sylvan Hills Junior High School when they were both thirteen years old in the eighth grade in 1957. Sharon was a cheerleader and Gordon was a football player, and the two could almost always be found together on bus rides to and from athletic events.
Upon graduation from Arkansas State in 1967, Gordon and Sharon were married and were happily wedded for fifty three wonderful years.
Gordon began his career working as a claims adjustor for General Motors Insurance and quickly began moving up the corporate ladder. Each promotion he received led to he and his family moving, with stops in Kanas City, Seattle, Detroit, Chicago, and finally back to Detroit again. Wanting to leave the cold winters of Detroit, he accepted a position as Executive Vice President at Cherokee National Life Insurance in Macon, Georgia, where the family lived for seven wonderful years. Eventually, Gordon accepted a position as Executive Vice President of Sales for Jim Moran & Associates in Deerfield Beach, Florida, part of JM Family Enterprises. Upon his retirement from JM Family, he and his son Kyle started Discover Entertainment Group, a video production company, where he worked as an Executive Producer until his passing.
Gordon accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior in 1997 and was an active member of Boca Raton Community Church.
Gordon loved going to his beach place every weekend, Harley Davidson motorcycles, football games, family and friend get-togethers, and his church family.
He was passionate about his faith and his family, providing a shining example to all who knew him of how to be a Christian, a friend, a husband, a father, and a grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Freeman of Boca Raton, FL., his two children; Traci Freeman of Macon, GA. and Kyle Freeman of Lake Worth, FL., his daughter in law Amy Freeman of Lake Worth, FL., and his granddaughters, Sierra Daniels of Lake Worth, FL. and Haley Freeman of Lake Worth, FL.
A celebration of his life will be held at 4:00 pm at Boca Raton Community Church on November 16th, 2020. It will also be streamed live at, www.bocacommunity.org/freeman for those unable to attend in person.
In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made to Boca Raton Community Church, 470 NW 4th Ave., Boca Raton, FL., 33532-3666.