Thursday, May 6, 2021, Reverend Ronnie Dell Freeman entered the Gates of Heaven. Ronnie was born in Trent, Texas, December 27, 1936, to Opal and Odell Freeman. He wed his grade-school sweetheart Betty Marie Payne on January 21, 1956. They were married for 65 years. Ronnie is survived by his wife Betty, his three children: Rebecca Sharp, Robbie Shugart, and Danny Freeman, along with their spouses: Roy Sharp, Steve Shugart, and Debbie Freeman. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.
Ronnie graduated from Trent High School and Abilene Christian University. He was an employee of Sweetwater I.S.D., Texas State Technical College, several area oil companies, Taylor Electric Cooperative, as well as Abilene Christian University and Hardin-Simmons University. He served as a deacon at his local congregations for more than 50 years. At the age of 56, Ronnie entered full-time ministry, serving as Pastor of Trent First Baptist Church for 13 years.
While he was a jack-of-many-trades his true passion was farming and ranching. He enjoyed raising Black Angus Cattle on the Bar-O- Ranch, the original farm of his parents, lovingly called ‘The Homeplace.’ He was loved dearly by his family, friends and community.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift can be sent to Trent First Baptist Church, Box 74, Trent, Texas 79561.
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