Dr. Billy Gervice Freeman, 79, passed away, Dec. 13, 2014, at his home in Mexia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Danny Niedecken and Mr. Jan Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.
Billy was born June 7, 1935, in Point Enterprise, to Gervice Marion and Lois Vesta Speights Freeman. After graduating from Mexia High School, he continued his education at Texas A&M University, graduating with a Ph.D. Billy was a professor at Texas Tech University for 25 years and served as a consultant for the State Department in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
On Sept. 5, 1965, he married Landereth Brown in Fort Worth; they were blessed with two daughters, Karen and Kristina. His love for God and his family was evident in the way he lived his life. Billy cherished his family, especially his granddaughters.