Thomas Clifford Freeman

Thomas Clifford Freeman, 84 of Hawesville, Kentucky unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday April 27, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Tom was born on July 4, 1936 in Eddyville, Kentucky, to the late Luther and Mary Cash Freeman.

Tom was the type of man that would do anything to help someone out! If you were to look up the definition of a good man, you would see his name in bold! Anyone who knew him, knew that Tom was a loyal friend, and made time for any and everyone. Having served honorably both in the Marines and the Air Force for 25 years, in 1977 Tom and his family moved to Hawesville, where they could be closer to Peggy’s family.

There in Hawesville Tom was able to set roots, and watch his family grow. Tom was the type of man that would do anything to help anyone out! In life, we all hear about tales of men who were good men. It’s not every day that you actually experience that genuine goodness. Some of the things that he would love to do would be to travel cross country, camping, and playing various card games. Above all, his true happiness came from being around his family! For anyone who actually got to know Tom, you realize that we all have lost a man with a heart of gold, a genuine friend, an uncle, a brother, a Papaw, a Hero, and for two very special, and blessed children, he was simply known as Dad.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Peggy Jo Freeman. He is survived by a daughter, Cindy Jo Pritchard, and a son, Jerry (Steve) Wayne Freeman; 3 Grandchildren, Jason (Lindsey) Derek Pritchard, Keith (Andrea) William Pritchard, and Shelley (Matt) Jo Chaffin; and had 9 great Grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville, with burial following in Serenity Hills.  Tom’s family will be greeting friends on Friday from 4 pm until 7 pm and on Saturday from 9 am until service time at the funeral home.  Share your condolences with his family at

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