David Joseph Freeman, 24, of Hickory, passed away March 11, 2018.
Born October 27, 1993 in Catawba Co., he was the son of Kevin Freeman and Robin Walters Freeman.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph Richard and Mary Dot Walters.
David was a 2012 graduate of Hickory High School and received a BA Degree from Belmont Abbey College where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Fraternity.
He thoroughly enjoyed working for Joe Gibbs Racing as co-ordinator of manufacturing. He played Lacrosse and Wrestled, although he was more concerned if he hurt his opponent than winning the match. He loved fishing and disc golf, his dogs and his car, and especially spending time with his family and friends. David was rarely seen without his contagious smile on his face. He will be remembered as an absolutely adored son, brother, nephew and cousin as well as an awesome friend.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Carson Freeman of Hickory; paternal grandparents, Lattie and Ann Freeman of Hickory; aunts, Mary Jo Jessup and husband Lee of Lexington, Cheryl Ann Rhoney and husband George of Connelly Springs, Jackie Olson and husband John of Hickory; uncle, L.A. Freeman of Hickory; cousins, Nathan Andrew Jessup and fiancé Carmen Brooks of Charlotte, Elizabeth Jessup Callicutt and husband Frank of Lexington, Jennifer Rhoney Shook (Godmother) and husband Christopher of Hickory, Jason Allen Rhoney of Connelly Springs, Bryan Douglas Rhoney of Connelly Springs, Justin Freeman and wife Julia of Calif., Dillon Freeman of Raleigh, Ian Taylor Freeman of Hickory, Christopher Olsen and wife Bailey of Hickory; Godfather, Gordon Hicks; and numerous 2nd cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at West Hickory Baptist Church with The Rev. Scott Frady officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bass-Smith Funeral Home.
Dillon Freeman, Taylor Freeman, Chris Olsen, Mac Macleod, Ian Baker and Justin Parkhurst will serve as pallbearers.
Todd Colitti, Scott Hubbs, Nathan Poole, Lee Wheeler, Tyler Taraska, Montreal Wilson and Megan Abernethy will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Catawba Co. Humane Society, 3224 20th Ave. SE, Hickory, NC 28602 or to Belmont Abbey Motorsports Management, 100 Belmont Mt. Holly Rd., Belmont, NC 28012 attn. Patti Pizzano.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of David Joseph Freeman.