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Freeland, Jr., Gene "Gary" Garren

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September 27, 1952 - July 24, 2014

Freeland, Jr., Gene "Gary" Garren

Gene “Gary” Garren Freeland, Jr. of Dallas, Texas passed away on July 24, 2014 at the age of 61.  Memorial services will be held at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 3 pm.  At the cemetery, enter in the main gate and stay right, you will come to a queue of lanes.  Enter lane A .  You will need to enter the lane 15 minutes prior to 3 pm.  If you would like to make a donation to a worthy cause in Gary’s honor, the wounded warrior project was very important to him.

Arrangements are under the direction of:

ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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R. Mack Lewis, Jr.

August 15, 2014 9:43AM

Gary, I know you are reading this from heaven. You were a wonderful, concerned son to your mother, moving her to Arkansas where she could receive much better personal care, assuming you would live there the rest of your life. I remember how hard it was to accomplish this. I also remember what a wonderful father figure you were to Melanie when she needed a father figure to console her on my behalf, and then to stay close to her for the rest of your life. I too enjoyed your sincere friendship. Both Melanie and myself with we had only known of what you were going through these last months. Melanie told me about the wonderful visit she had with you here this past Christmas. She said you showed no indication to her that you were struggling then. Both Melanie and I have lost a very dear friend. We will also remember you. We do know that you are with the Lord now and that comforts us. - MACK

J.Michael Davis

August 14, 2014 6:36PM

Gary my longtime friend we shared many laughs together and we prayed a lot together. I was able to see the Lord work a real miracle in your life and I was able to see how you influenced and touched others lives. We talked a lot of trash about the Cowboys,Rangers, and Mavs. It will never be the same. I know where you are now Marine, RIP my good friend.

Martha Dobbs

August 12, 2014 6:42PM

Gary, May you rest in peace. I have known you a long time and have worked with your father for over 30 years in the Dallas Labor Movement.Love yo you family.

Gary K

August 12, 2014 2:49PM

Gary was a good friend spring of our high school sophomore year. I so wish we could share memories of that wonderful time. Rest in peace.

Michael Blatney

August 10, 2014 11:40AM

Gary and I grew up in the same neighborhood in Oak Cliff. A lot of fond memories of motor cycle riding, playing football at the park, and getting into a little trouble on occasion. I miss all of it. Gary will be missed.

Calvin Bell

August 06, 2014 8:44PM

Thank you Gary for opening my eyes to the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ which eventually let to my being saved. Gary and I were both stationed in Okinawa in 1972 and became close friends. You were the most influential friend I had my whole life. We lost touch but thanks to Facebook reunited a few years ago. Over the years we both became quite opinionated and seemed to butt heads a bit but I will miss you much. To pass along the message you shared with me that changed my life I leave with all who see this: "Place your faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and you will be saved!" long for now my friend till we meet again in the Kingdom of Heaven...

Chris Conly

August 05, 2014 1:34PM

As iron sharpens iron, Gene and I challenged each other to grow our relationship with Christ. You will always be remember as a friend and a brother.

Jennifer Johnson Monda

July 31, 2014 10:12PM

Gary was a ray of sunshine 24/7 & his smile and loving personality will be forever missed. It was Gary who introduced me to my children's father & I'm forever thankful.

Bruce Berry

July 31, 2014 1:05PM

We sure had some good times & laughs!
You're always in my prayers!!!

Shelly Harvey

July 30, 2014 6:24PM

Ephesians 2:8
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

We will see you again Gary,restored and at peace. Run on.

Rick Woods

July 30, 2014 5:05PM

I am so shocked, I don't know what to say. It would be hard to find a nicer guy. You powered through many of life's obstacles while maintaining a great attitude and a winning smile. You will be missed my friend. Rest in Peace Gary.

Lauri Johnson

July 30, 2014 3:56PM

We are so very sad. What a loss to all of us. He was a master of making us smile and laugh. You are forever in our hearts Gary. We love you.

Lauri, Hannah & Price