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September 17, 2021

Obituary

Charles Lawrence Freeland

November 9, 1957 - September 16, 2021

Charles Lawrence Freeland, affectionately known as "Chucky" to family and friends, passed away on Thursday, September 16, at his family home in Mt. Hermon, Louisiana. His last days were spent peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, friends, and four devoted (and very spoiled) dogs. 

He is survived by Jill Sullivan, his wife of 33 years; their children Alaine Azcona, Brian Azcona, and Matthew Azcona; their grandson Jack Woodford; and brothers Robert Freeland, William Freeland, and James Freeland.

Chuck was born in Såo Paulo, Brasil on November 9, 1957. He graduated high school from the Escola Americana de Rio de Janeiro in 1975. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans and graduated in 1979 with a degree in economics. He then received an MBA from Loyola University of New Orleans in 1981 and became a C.P.A. Chuck retired from Boeing in January of 2020 after a 32-year career that took his family to cities throughout the United States, including Dallas, Tulsa, Houston, Oklahoma City, and St. Louis. But throughout his years elsewhere, Chuck never lost his close connection to Louisiana. He visited regularly with his New Orleans-born wife Jill, and he developed a deep affection for her extended family in the farming community of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana, where he developed a wide variety of locally inspired interests, such as hunting and collecting antique knives. Above all, he cherished spending time with family, friends, and neighbors in such a close-knit community.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA) on Sunday September 19th from 4:00 pm until 7:00pm and after 9:00 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am Monday with Chaplain Lonnie Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the historic Mount Hermon Cemetery.

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