William Eugene Freeze
Funeral Services for William Eugene Freeze, Sr. of Jacksonville are scheduled for Friday, September 20, at 2 o' clock at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Interment will follow at Still Waters Memorial Garden.
He slipped from this earthly world to the eternal one on September 13, 2019 after a lengthy illness.
Bill was born January 5, 1941 in Oklahoma City to Gene and Otha (Perkins) Freeze. His education years were spent in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1959 and Oklahoma Christian University in 1964 with a BS degree in Bible and Education. He took additional courses at East Central State University in Ada, Oklahoma.
He met and married Judy Sharp, Wichita, Kansas, while in college. To this union, a son, William Eugene Jr. and a daughter Debbie Denise were born. Bill and Judy were married 57 ½ years. He began his first local ministry work at the Church of Christ congregation in Allen, OK in 1964. He then served congregations in Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Texas. He located to the Ft. Worth area in 1977 where he helped smaller congregations that were unable to have a full-time minister. He then made his living in sales while preaching on Sunday for these smaller congregations.
He also was the owner and editor of the "Christian Worker," a religious paper that began publication in 1914 in Wichita, Kansas.
After retirement, he and his wife moved to Jacksonville, Texas. Before he became ill, he preached for Sadler Rd. congregation in Troup and attended the Corinth Road Church of Christ in Jacksonville. He definitely was a person who loved God and wanted all people to know that Jesus Christ was their Lord and Savior.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Marie Bryant Freeze; two sisters, Barbara Flowers and Dorothy Freeze; his mother and father-in-law Bernice and Walter Sharp and two brothers-in-law, Boyd Bryce and Curtis Tubb.
His survivors include his wife Judy of Jacksonville; his son and wife William and Teresa Freeze of Haslet, TX; his daughter and husband Debbie and Randy Myers of San Antonio, TX; sister, Betty Tubb of Mobile, AL; and three step-brothers, Al, Jerry, and Don Bryant all of Oklahoma City. His grandchildren: Aaron and wife, Angel Bertholf, Rachel and Austin Freeze all of the Ft. Worth area; Adele, Ronald, and William Myers of San Antonio.
A special thanks to his doctor, Dr. Justin McInnis and Nurse Jay Anna and to his Heart to Heart hospice caregivers Kara Northen, Dorothy Session, Amy Murphy, Crystal Gayle, Jeff Summers, Tony Dennis, Laramie, Natalie, and Daniel.
Published on September 17, 2019

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