Lance Cpl. Ronald Douglas “Doug” Freeman, 25, died on April 28, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the day of his daughter, Katelyn first birthday and 10 days after his son, William Douglas was born.
Lance Cpl. Freeman funeral service is 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the East Thonotosassa Baptist Church, 12735 Knights Griffin Road, Thonotosassa, FL with Pastor Jim Brady, to officiate. Full military honors by the United States Marine Corps and presentation of Medal will be 2:30 PM, Thursday afternoon, May 5, 2011 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday evening, May 4, 2011 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
A longtime Plant City area resident, Doug was a graduate of Plant City High School, a member of East Thonotosassa Baptist Church, a loving husband, father and a proud member of the United States Marine Corps.
Predeceased in death by his mother, Terra, and both grandfathers, Doug is survived by his wife, Katie Freeman of Lake City, FL; a daughter, Katelyn of Lake City, FL; a son, William Douglas of Lake City, FL; father, Brian Freeman of Tampa, FL; father and mother-in-law, MSgt William Clement, USMC Ret. and Katherine of Lake City, FL; brother, Aaron Freeman; sisters; Melissa Freeman and Jessica Freeman, all of Plant City, FL; his grandmothers: Yvonne Freeman of Temple Terrace, FL and Betty Zachman of Shelbyville, TN and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donations be made to a trust fund for the children’s education. Checks are appreciated and to be made payable to: T.D. Ameritrade, c/o Gulf Coast Financial Services. Mailing address: 248 N. Marion Ave, Lake City, FL 32055.
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