Harold Arthur Freeman, age 88, passed away Tuesday January 24, 2017. Harold was born in Paulding County, GA on July 19, 1928. He grew up in Paulding County and married his high school sweetheart Elizabeth Bennett. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, son David Freeman and daughter-in-law Nina Freeman, Daughter Wanda Hickman, 5 grandchildren, Brad Freeman & wife Donna, Kelly Graber & Husband Chris, Leah Ferguson & Husband Will, Lindsey Hickman & husband Jon Paul Davis and Lauren Hickman & husband Joel Ross. 6 Great Grandchildren, Jason Freeman, Matthew Freeman, Krista Freeman, Ansley Graber, Jackson Graber and William Ferguson. Harold was a talented “Mr. fix it”! From his early days at Lockheed Air Craft, he held multiple jobs across a number of professions until he evolved into auto body repair work and later into wood working. He became quite well known for his skills at rebuilding totally wrecked cars. He even once took two wrecked mustangs of different model years, cut them in half and took the remaining good sections from each and put them back together to produce a unique car that his daughter drove throughout her college years. Later in life he took up woodworking and built high quality oak furniture and made many flag boxes for veterans. He was a member of the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed golf. He was a member of Hamilton Mill Christian Church. As a wonderful father and grandfather Harold gave freely of his mechanical talents. It seemed as if every time something broke for any of his family members the standing cry was call PaPa, he can fix anything! Visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 4 to 8 PM at Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA www.wagesandsons.com. Funeral services will be at Wages and Sons at 11 AM on Friday January 27, 2017. Burial will be at 2 PM at Morris Cemetery at 4100 Hiram Lithia Springs Road Powder Springs, GA 30127. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Hamilton Mill Christian Church 809 Sardis Church Rd, Buford, GA 30519. hmccfamily.com

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  1. Wanda, Lindsey, Leah and Lauren. My sincere condolences on your loss. Holding your entire family close in my prayers.

  2. Elizabeth, Wanda, David; our deepest and heartfelt condolences.
    We Pray, Lord, in Your Mercy, Hear our Prayer for this family in this time of unimaginable and trying moments. G them steadfast and humble hearts and keep them in Your Special Love and Care.
    Lord, of the Bereaved and Broken Hearted, Hear our Prayer, Amen.
    Lee and Dan Bennett

  3. Wanda and family, it is my prayer for our loving God to surround you and your family with peace and comfort at this sad time. Please know that it is said – Whatever we face, we’re never alone- For God takes our sorrows and makes them his own. ” One of my favorite verses: John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.

  4. We love you all! Praying for each one of you. What a wonderful father & grandfather….he will be missed!!!

  5. Wanda and girls, we are sorry for the loss of a wonderful father and a dearly loved grandfather. Dave and I will keep you and the girls in our prayers. Susi and Dave

  6. Our love and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Alver, Benny, Jeremy and Nathan Tate, Valerie, Shawn and Saphira Hudak

  7. Tony and I are so broken hearted to hear this . Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We love you all.

  8. Randy and I are so sorry for the loss of your Daddy. He was a fine gentlemen, and I enjoyed knowing him. He was quite spunky in his early days and was so much fun. I had him dancing at Lindsey’s wedding. He will be missed. Our prayers are with all of you in this time of sadness. Much love, Jane

  9. Elizabeth, David, Nina and family, Wanda and family, We send our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. We know you have many wonderful memories. Cling to them. They will sustain you. We pray for that and peace and comfort to all of you. Love, Barbara and Jim

  10. Wanda and family. Rex and I are so sad to hear about your loss. We both thought a lot of Harold. I always looked forward to seeing Harold and your mom when they delivered the candy to the store. He was a sweetheart. He will be so missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and Elizabeth, and the family. We are so honored to have known him. He will be forever in our hearts. God Bless you all.

  11. So very sorry for your loss. Uncle Harold was one of a kind and will be dearly missed. Love and prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. I am very thankful I got to know Harold. He certainly loves people and brings them into y’all’s circle, as he did for our get-together dinners out in Douglasville and inviting me and my mom, Laura, to y’alls family reunion. What a kind and generous man. I am thinking of you, Elizabeth, and praying for your whole family!

  13. So sorry for your loss, he will be missed by many. Sending prayers for peace and comfort. Love y’all, John, Kelly, Russell and Ryan

  14. So very sorry for your loss. We are sending our love and prayers to you all. Marcia, Chris, Amanda, Jacob, Lauren, Sara & Emily.

  15. Having known the Freemans for some 50 plus years, Harold was a special person. It didn’t matter the task at hand, he found a way to finish it and add something special to it. When you think of a person as a “jack of all trades”, no one personified that title better than Harold. He will be sorely missed by many. Thank you Harold for the many memories you gave us all!

  16. Aunt Becky, Wanda, David and family our thoughts, prayers and love are with you Carlton, Barbara and family

  17. To Wanda, Leah, Lindsey & Lauren, we send our love and prayers for peace and strength at this time. No matter the time you have to prepare, the loss of one so dearly loved, who printed your lives so indelibly, is a profound event in your lives. I know he was a wonderful father and grandfather because his wonderful family reflects so well his character. Please know we stand beside you, as always, in friendship and love. God bless each of you and give you the peace of knowing you loved and were loved by a very special man.
    Love, Elaine and Russ

  18. David and Nina, we wish we could be there. We know that you will be surrounded by many warm arms and hands. We will pray for Mr. Harold and your family. Love, Christopher, Elizabeth, & Taylor

  19. Wanda, Prayers from the Launius family. I enjoyed getting to know your father better by reading his obituary. You were blessed to have such a find gentleman as your Dad.

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